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Chicago Runners Share Their Beginner Running Tips

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The upcoming running season is upon us. Depending on what local Chicago runner you ask, the start to the running season is usually defined by locals as the day the Chicago Parks water fountains are turned on or the date of the Bank of America Shamrock Shuffle.

So, in preparation of newly found New Year's Resolutions, we asked some locals to share their running tips that they would tell someone who is just starting to delve into the wonderful community that is known as running.

We asked the question on Twitter and Facebook and we got so many accurate responses that we decided we would share with our community.

If any of these tips get you in the mood to start training, we offer a beginner 5k training program, half marathon, and full marathon training program via Chicago Endurance Sports, which you can sign up for through the above hyperlinks.

Disclaimer: Some are better than others but we tried to include all of the tips that we would likely cosign. Here are your responses.

The Good:

The Bad:

The Obvious:


Check out all the responses on Facebook. We couldn't fit them all in this post.

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