If runners actually have a fitness plan they seldom follow it. Most people agree that regular exercise is good, but then admit that it’s hard to get round to it. Most runners say they would like to run every day if they could, but then go on to complain about how life gets in the way and/or they get injured if they overdo it. Sometimes things are so obvious they get ignored. In this short report we will show you a fitness plan to get you on the way to success in under a month.

1. Exercise little and often

There’s no point in aiming for one or two hour workouts if the result is you can’t make the time anyway and, even if you did you would end up exhausted or injured. These interruptions to your running then mean your ambitions fitness plan is pushed further and further into the future. If 15 minutes structured exercise could build up your strength for longer sessions that would be time very well spent.

2. Do exercises that make you stronger not weaker

This is an area where specialist skill is needed. It is easy to see that if you could run ten miles a day for a month you would probably end up a better long-distance runner (if you survived uninjured …). But sadly, what is more likely is your initial enthusiasm will end up in disappointment. But what if you could concentrate your “little and often” workouts so that you ended up fitter and stronger? Perhaps specific workouts would be able to correct imbalances that would mean you had a sound foundation on which to build your running schedule.

3. Get good support

Although running is an individual sport, most people agree that support and encouragement is needed to help runners keep going when times are tough. This support will be particular important when the aim is to use short exercise sessions to build up a runner’s strength and fitness. Your local running or athletics club could well be a source of support but might not be able to provide the technical guidance you will need.

4. Have a manageable running plan

Great ambitions are wonderful, but as with an over-ambitious training schedule are likely to end up in disappointment if the groundwork has not been laid first. A target that restricts the timescale to just a month should be much easier to achieve.

5. Take the FREE thirty day challenge!

One way of achieving all the objectives set out in this report is to set a target of completing regular exercises for at least one month. This will almost guarantee success, provided they are the right exercises. (Doing the wrong thing will do more harm than good!) I’ve recently discovered James Dunne’s free Thirty Day Challenge, which will fit within any existing running plan, or be used as a free-standing course. Over many years coaching, James has discovered all runners will get huge benefits from performing some key exercises and drills on a regular basis. That’s exactly what the Thirty Day Challenge is designed to achieve. Not only that, the 30 Day Challenge Facebook group will let you share experience and ask questions James directly if you have any problems.

Since the course is absolutely free, there is nothing to lose. The thirty days don’t even all have to be done, one after the other. You can start when you like and take as long as you like! But you need to start sometime or you’ll never finish, and never get the benefits.

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