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10 ways to start running even if you kind of hate it

By Kelyn Soong

06 Oct 2022 · 6 min read

For many people, the concept of going for a run and enjoying it is foreign. This article gives 10 top tips on how to start running - you may never look back.

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Are you a runner who hates running?

It turns out, a lot of runners don't love the actual running part of their sport. Running can conjure up memories of pain and punishment from high school sports. It can feel like a chore. Even avid runners who love the sport have had periods where their motivation wanes. One popular search on Google: "How do you start running when you hate it?"

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