However, you must follow a method so as to make sure your passion for running will last.

1. Confirm that you have Medical Clearance to Take Part in Sports

Not one organised event in France doesn't require a medical certificate from each participant - from the total beginners to the seasoned marathon runners - to certify there is no contraindication to them taking part in running competitions (except those with licenses from the French Athletics Federation). 

2. Make Sure to use Good Quality Equipment

Obvious? Certainly. Huge progress has been made these last 30 years to allow runners of all levels to practice their sport with maximum comfort and safety. 

For your running shoes : Choose a model taking into account your type of stride, your corpulence and the type of ground where you train (tarmac or dirt trail). Don't hesitate to ask for advice from a Kalenji product manager. (Discover our running men shoes and our running women shoes).

3. Respect a Certain Rate of Progress

It is important to be modest when taking up running. Don't be ashamed to go on short and slow jogs (at first). A single rule to remember: weekly mileage must not increase too sharply. In order to limit risk of injury, increase by 10% at each stage. 

4. But Be Diligent

Running for a long time – and feeling good while doing it – doesn't come in one day. Training must be regular, if not daily (especially at first). It is generally thought that three weekly sessions are a good starting point. Make sure to vary the programme each outing.

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