When you get started running regularly, it’s important to ease into your routine. Don’t expect to increase your distances super quickly or be great at it right away. Start slow. Beginner runners injure themselves often because they try to do too much too fast. Listen to your body and don’t run past the point of pain. You might run and walk in intervals at first until you increase your stamina. This can also help ease the new pressure you’re putting on your joints. A good rule of thumb is to keep your increases in distance at a maximum of around 10 percent each week.