Outdoor Walking Program for Beginners
Question: I really enjoy your workout DVDs. I have been doing them for about 2 years now and I think I am ready to take my workout program to the streets. Do you have any tips about walking or running?
Answer: If you are past the beginning exerciser stage but you have never run before, I recommend you start with a mixed program of running and walking. Find a fairly flat path to follow. Hill running will come later. Walk first to warm up. Start slowly and then increase your pace after about 5 minutes. Then, when you feel warm and ready, jog a few blocks. When you start to feel winded, slow your pace to a brisk walk again. Keep this run/walk pattern going for twenty minutes, and then slow to a walk for a 5 minute cool down.