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I’m Georgiana; founder of SpeakEnglishPodcast.com. My mission is to help YOU speak English fluently.
In today’s episode:
- I’m gonna talk about running or jogging.
- Next, through a mini-history lesson, you’ll practice vocabulary, and above all, you’ll improve your spoken English.
Very well. Let’s get started!
Running began in the United States as a sport enjoyed only in youth programs, colleges, or at professional levels.
But in the 1970’s Americans rapidly grew interested in participating in the sport as amateurs.
Publications started talking about the benefits of jogging. Many studies argued about the natural skill of jogging that belonged to humans. It’s when running became mainstream and fun.
How To Start Running
I know it’s tempting just to go out and run as fast as you can for as long as you can. However, keep in mind that if you want to run longer, feel stronger, you’ll need to be very patient.
Experts recommend to start by adding one minute of running for every four minutes of walking, and gradually increase your running time so that eventually you’ll be running for twice the amount of time that you spend walking.
Your main goal is to get fit without getting hurt, going far too fast, before your body’s ready is one of the most common causes of injuries. You can stay injury-free by gradually building up the time you spend walking and running, increasing the time by no more than 10 percent from week to week.
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