>Running 101>Too early to start?
Track season starts in March of next year and ends in May. If I start running now, do I run the risk of burning out/getting injured?
Depends on how much you run between now and then. But if you love running and don't overdo it, no you don't.
"God guides us on our journey, but careful with those feet." - David Lee Roth, of all people
Feeling the growl again
Run as many days as you feel like, keep the pace easy. Run a comfortably hard effort for 3-4 miles only once a week (NOT racing, you should feel like you could pretty much turn around and do it again). If running at least 5 days a week, if you feel good on another day accelerate over the last mile or two to finish strong.
Do that and you will be surprised who you can beat next season.
Go out and start pounding intervals and racing workouts, and you will flame out early.
"If you want to be a bad a$s, then do what a bad a$s does. There's your pep talk for today. Go Run." -- Slo_Hand