By Family Features
Special to Valley News 

Get ready to run


Last updated 8/9/2019 at 12:36am

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New runners should make a schedule and try to aim for at least 10 hours of training per week, including three days of running and two or three days of other physical activity such as cycling or strength training.

When someone has made the decision to get in shape whether the goal is a full marathon or a few laps around the neighborhood, there are a few steps to consider taking before strapping on those shoes and head toward the finish line.

Here are a few tips to help a new runner get ready for the big race.

Seek quality sneakers. Feet come in a variety of widths and sizes, so visit a specialty running store to find perfect-fitting sneakers. These may come with a hefty price tag, but there are no shortcuts for comfort and support while running long distances.

Make a schedule. Try to aim for at le...

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