This episode Euan chats to John Richmond, another doctor. We talk about running for newbies, going right back to the basics on how to get started and how we got going after enduring the traditional British school experience of humiliation by cross-country running. We talk about the need to run slow at the start. In fact, you may even need to walk. And, that’s cool. It’s an important part of the process for many people getting into running. The fear of people looking at you can be a concern, but take heart from the evidence – most people simply are not paying any attention. See the link below for the Gilovich paper. We also mention the mere-measurement effect – the importance of saying what you are going to do and how surrounding yourself with runners could be an important step as well.
- The paper by Gilovich, Medvec, and Savitsky (2000) on the spotlight effect and that Barry Manilow T-shirt…
- The mere-measurement effect on physical activity – a randomised controlled trial
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