Running 101: You Can Walk, Now Learn To Run

From the Show: Train Your Body
Summary: You know running is one of the best forms of exercise out there. By becoming a dedicated runner, you might just change your life.
Air Date: 4/30/13
Duration: 10
Host: Melanie Cole, MS
Guest Bio: Tom Altena, EdD
Tom AltenaThomas Altena, Ed.D, has been an Associate Professor of Exercise and Movement Sciences at Missouri State University in Springfield, MO for the past ten years. He completed his academic degrees at Dordt College (IA), University of South Dakota, and Oklahoma State University and did postdoctoral training at University of Missouri-Columbia. He has published his research in topics that include exercise accumulation, lipids and lipoproteins and how exercise produces healthy changes in cholesterol. Furthermore, he has published research in body composition methods and fish oil supplementation. Dr. Altena has done amateur bodybuilding, ran marathons, and has competed in long-course triathlons and always seeks to discover the limits to human performance, though some of the testing is not in the lab, he uses himself as a personal lab rat. He is a single father of two active boys who participate in all the sports, perform the arts, and are successful in the classroom. If anything, Dr. Altena, knows how to strike the balance among work, family and home, exercise and competition, and play times.
Running 101: You Can Walk, Now Learn To Run
You know running is one of the best forms of exercise out there.

But you might think you can never be classified as a "runner." You may see people running everywhere and wonder... how do they do it? How can they get out there day after day, mile after mile?

Regardless of your fitness level now, running can become a part of your life that you can't live without, much like brushing your teeth and sleeping.

Let us teach you how become a dedicated runner. It just might change your life.