When to start running? – Beginners Guide

The best time to start running is when you want to.

It doesn’t matter if it’s the middle of winter or summertime and hot outside.

The most important thing is that you are not waiting for someone else to decide for you.

You don’t need permission from anyone – get out there and get started.

When can I start running?

Starting your runs in the morning or at night, there is no wrong time to start running.

It’s all about what you feel comfortable with and getting out there already?


If you want to start running in the morning, then go for it.

You can run before breakfast or after work.

If you don’t eat a big meal before your workout, make sure you pack some food with you to have enough fuel to keep going during those early runs.


Running at night is great because most of us aren’t busy and we finally have time on our hands.

Many runners like this time slot because they feel safer – probably since cars are scarce and there isn’t as much traffic around.

Also, if it’s summertime, the sun will be setting just like your run ends, making an excellent backdrop for some post-run selfies.

Roaming Streets & Parks

If neither mornings or nights suit you – that’s okay too.

Running on the streets or in a park is perfectly fine, and it will allow you to explore your neighborhood more thoroughly.

There are plenty of runners who do this running every single day because they love being outdoors.

Start Now

Just get out there already.

The most important thing is not waiting for someone else to decide for you.

You don’t need permission from anyone– get out there and start running.

It doesn’t matter if it is wintertime or summertime outside.

Just wear what makes you feel comfortable and ready to go at any time during the day.


At what age should you start running?

As soon as you decide to start running, no age is too early or late.

If you are in your 30s or 50s and are unsure if you want to start running, I would say go for it.

It doesn’t matter how old you are – when you can always decide to begin exercising in your life.

How long will it take me to get in shape?

It depends on your genetics and how much time you’re willing to put into working out every day for the next month (or however long it takes until you feel good enough about yourself).

Everyone’s body responds differently – but if weight loss were easy, then everyone would be thin.

Remember that having a healthy lifestyle includes eating nutritiously balanced meals throughout each week so keep up with those gym visits because they are just as important as logging all of your miles.

The more consistent you are at exercising regularly, the quicker your progress will come along– even if some days seem slow going.

How long should I wait before running?

There is no waiting time required to run – if you feel like doing it right now, then get out there and do it for as long or short (or in between) of a workout session as you desire.

Everyone’s different, so make sure your body feels comfortable with the number of miles– especially when starting because this will be new territory for your muscles and bones, which can take some getting used to at first.

When should I start running on my rest days?

On your rest day, relax all day without thinking about working out unless you want to go swimming, biking etc.

If not taking one more step toward fitness seems unbearable, then go for a walk.

Being active means that you are conscious of your body’s needs– which includes not overworking it by trying to kill yourself in the gym every single day because this will lead to burnout, where achieving results becomes difficult if not impossible.

Your workout routine should be challenging yet rewarding, so listen closely to what your body is telling you and don’t force anything.


If you are new to running, it’s best to start small.

Try some shorter runs of 10-20 minutes, and then work your way up from there.

You’ll also want to make sure that when you decide to run for more extended periods, take a break every few hours by walking or taking the stairs (and, if possible, getting in an extra workout like strength training).

This will help prevent any injuries and allow your body more time to recover before hitting the ground again—happy running.

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