Long distance running is a very popular activity. It isn’t just an effective endeavor for physical fitness. It is also a great way to make acquaintances and meet new friends. However, one can’t just merely step into the world of distance runners without being prepared for the sport—whether that’s physical or mental preparation. This is why training is important.
Some people who decide to go into running somehow want to just kick up the dust and run their hearts out. Of course, that’s not very ideal. Going all-out right from the get-go, especially for people who haven’t had some measure of exercise for a long period of time, could prove to be very taxing on the body. Just like runners aren’t born, you don’t simply jog around in your back yard today and participate in the Olympics tomorrow.