I like this site's mantra, and have found some neat stuff on it.
I’ve found Active.com to be a good site for beginning running articles.
Good Quote: “If you've decided to take up running as a means to begin exercising or as an addition to your current exercise regimen, you've completed the first step to becoming a runner. Or maybe you signed up for a race or someone else decided that you will start running. Either way, running can improve your life both physically and mentally.”
There’s 80 bazillion training plans out there. Here’s one set.
This is more technical writing about running:
Quote from the article: “’Optimal running adaptations occur when the training stimulus is in the appropriate window,’ said Dicharry, who noted that 82 percent of runners will suffer some form of injury from running too much. Trying to run too far, or not running far enough, will actually impede progress.”
Cross training has become more important to me the more I run.
Good quote: "Research has shown that the human brain uses exactly the same motor pattern to run or walk briskly on steep uphill gradients. In other words, when you crank the treadmill incline up to 12-15 percent, running becomes walking and walking becomes running.”
I prefer plyometrics over static stretching before running, The data is overwhelming. . . .
quote: “Start with the easier exercises first so your legs have a chance to ease into the explosive movements. Don’t force the repetitions if you start to get too tired or your form falters. It’s better to perform 10 strong, correct repetitions than 15 sloppy ones.”
I like static stretches after running (and using a foam roller).
Good quote: “Most runners wouldn't describe themselves as limber or loose—especially after logging a five-, 10-, or 20-miler. But practicing yoga after your workouts can remedy that. By increasing blood and oxygen flow to muscles, tendons, and ligaments, yoga boosts flexibility, reduces soreness, and speeds recovery.”
Enjoy reading some of these article