Our simple running training plan for beginners will help you go from couch potato to running 30 minutes consistently—or the distance of a 5k—in no time.
Best Shoes For Beginner Runners
Your body bears the brunt of up to three times your weight when you jog, so wearing the right running shoes is critical. Check out these pretty, well-priced running shoes that are great for beginners.
Asics Gel-Excite 2 ($70; amazon.com)
Great starter shoes for women who don't rack up tons of miles, these feature gel cushioning and a breathable mesh upper.
Skechers Gorun Ride 4-Nite Owl ($90; skechers.com)
Can't get out for your run until after work—or after your children are in bed? These colorful sneakers glow in the dark.
361° Feather ($70; 361usa.com)
Super light, they feature lots of airy mesh to keep feet from overheating.