Training is an integral part of your running experience. The elite runners that leave us in awe train religously. For the recreational runner training becomes an important part of staying in shape and keeping up your strength and endurance. For beginner runners, training will give you the foundation required to run long distances efficiently and without injury.
Of course we encourage you to seek the advice of other runners, check with your doctor before you begin an exercise program, and always, always...have fun.