It seems like after a certain age (26?), everyone embraces long-distance running. Goodbye, day drinking; hello, marathon training. Running has many benefits, from increased happiness to weight loss. It may even reduce your risk for certain kinds of cancer. But if the farthest you’ve ever run is to catch the subway, the idea of doing it for exercise can be daunting — even if you are totally in shape from other workouts. Just one jog can make you question why anyone would ever want to run 26.2 miles, especially for fun.
So we got Elizabeth Corkum, a top running coach with the Road Runner’s Club of America, to share her tips on pounding the pavement the right way — whether you’re just trying to survive one mile or you’re dreaming of future marathon medals.