# Starting to run
Becoming a runner
I remember a soccer coach telling me that I had an easy job as the cross-country coach because all I had to do was to tell them to run. He had no idea it’s more complicated than that. There are ways to start safely, to improve consistently, and tools and exercises to prevent injuries. It is a very easy sport to start, but many people become frustrated and quit because they do not start correctly. Let me help you start a running program.