Running For Beginners

Learn the absolute basics and start running today
Rating: 4.0 out of 5 (160 ratings)
4,824 students
Running For Beginners
Rating: 4.0 out of 5 (160 ratings)
4,824 students
Run for fun
Improve your health and fitness
Stay safe while running
Warm up and cool down correctly
Handle hot and cold weather

Requirements

  • No previous experience required
  • Couch potatoes, new runners and returners welcome
  • All you need is a pair of trainers
Description

This course will teach you everything you need to know about start running.

We'll cover all of the basics: where to run, what to wear and how to stay safe. We'll cover how to correctly warm up and cool down and how to handle different weather conditions.

In short, you can go from a couch potato to someone who can go out running with confidence. And, if you get stuck, I'm on hand to help you with any questions you may have.

Take the next step in improving your health and fitness today. Click enrol to get started immediately.

If you're an experienced runner, you'll find this course too basic. Instead, you may want to check out my Resilient Running course, which will help you take your running to the next level.

Who this course is for:
  • Anyone who wants to start running
  • We will cover the absolute basics, so experienced runners will find it too basic
Course content
9 sections • 25 lectures • 34m total length
  • Welcome
    00:41
  • How to use this course
    01:51
  • Why run?
    01:55
  • Getting started
    01:10
  • Where to run
    01:14
  • Staying safe
    01:31
  • Being mindful
    01:06
  • Warming up
    01:00
  • Cooling down
    01:34
  • Programmes
    01:34
  • Joining a club
    00:38
  • Signing up for a race
    00:49
  • Running shoes
    02:08
  • Clothing
    02:28
  • Fitness trackers and watches
    02:12
  • In the heat
    01:30
  • In the cold
    02:05
  • How to run faster
    01:40
  • Technique
    01:24
  • Avoiding injury
    00:41
  • Nutrition
    00:36
  • Psychology
    03:06
  • Conclusion
    00:45
  • Bonus: Discounts on other courses
    00:15
  • Music credits
    00:06

Instructor
Psychologist and software consultant
Chris Worfolk
  • 4.4 Instructor Rating
  • 1,061 Reviews
  • 27,556 Students
  • 27 Courses

Chris Worfolk is a psychologist and software consultant. He is the author of nine books and has taught over 15,000 students on Udemy. He specialises in software, career coaching, mental health and resilience.

Chris is the founder of mental health charity Anxiety Leeds and co-founder of the Leeds Anxiety Clinic. He is the author of Do More, Worry Less: Small Steps To Reduce Your Anxiety. He has a degree in psychology from Leeds Beckett University.

Previously, he has spent over ten years working in the IT industry helping companies including Sky, Asda, Capita and the NHS improve the digital products. He is the author of numerous books including How to Exit VIM and the IT Contracting Master Class. He has a degree in computing from the University of Leeds.

In his spare time he is an ironman triathlete, ultramarathon runner, competitive public speaker. He lives in Leeds with his wife and daughter.