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- What is running?
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- Why run?
- What are the health benefits of running?
- What are the fitness benefits of running?
- What about running and burning fat?
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- What about running vs. walking for weight loss?
- What about running outdoors vs. a treadmill?
- What about the risk of running injuries?
- How much running do I need to do?
- What are proper running techniques?
- What shoes should I wear when running?
- What type of foot strike do I have?
- What are some other tips on buying running shoes?
- What type of clothing should be worn during running?
- How do I go about getting started?
- Where can I find resources on running?
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Where can I find resources on running?
- www.coolrunning.com/index.shtml (Check out the "Couch-to-5K Running Plan" for beginners.)
- www.runnersworld.com/home/ (Click on "training plans" in the left margin)
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