Getting Started With Running (Choosing Running Shoes, Prepping Your Body and More)

Mark Kennedy
Founder of None to Run
January 24, 2023


Get Started Running Series


This is lesson one of my "Get Started Running" series.

In lesson one I chat with Jay Dicharry, Director of the REP Biomechanics Lab in Bend, Oregon.

Originally from New Orleans LA, Jay completed the Masters of Physical Therapy degree at Louisiana State University Medical Center and is a Board- Certified Sports Clinical Specialist.

Jay built his international reputation as an expert in biomechanical analysis as Director of the SPEED Clinic at the University of Virginia.

Jay is the author of “Anatomy for Runners”, writes columns for numerous magazines, and has published over a dozen professional journal articles. 

Jay is also a certified coach through the United States Track and Field Association. I have a huge respect for Jay Dicharry and  would recommend his book, "Anatomy for Runners" to both beginner and experienced runners. 

In this podcast you will learn:

  • What to look for when buying running shoes.
  • How to prepare your body to start a regular running routine.
  • 3 simple test to help you determine if your body is ready to run.
  • Strategies to stay motivated with your running.
  • Considerations for running when overweight.
  • And much more.

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