Looks like a lot of good tips. I ran track and cross country during high school and many of these things listed are things my coach used for the beginner runners.
I normally follow all those steps but still having problem with running. The stretching etc are not a problem but when I start to run, I get pain around my knees. Its like a needle poking at the side of my knees. The more I run the more painful it becomes and I have to stop.
Went to see a doctor but was told nothing wrong. Does anyone have the same problem?
that tutorial sounds good, I think I'll try it out.
Running is great, but a poster previously mentioned that he felt sharp pains around his/her knee during the activity. There's a chance that you have shinsplints, which is basically a condition where you started running for too long, in too short a period of time. It is a series of microfractures in your shin area (hence the name shinsplints), and normally hurts when you warm up and cool down. Hopefully you don't have this, but if you want you can google it to find out a lot about this thing.