Wheather you want to try running competitively (marathon) for the first time, or you want to get back Into running or If you are a beginner. My advice Is to start slow and you’ll start running like a champ In no time.
You Can Run
The beauty about living In this world Is that It’s turning Into a runners world. You can pretty much run anywhere or anytime and you don’t need any fancy equipment but your feet and a pair of decent running shoes. All you have to do to get started Is put your feet Into your shoes and start. When you are a beginner runner you might think It Is that easy to start running It Is and It Isn’t. When you are running for the first time you might not be so familiar with the territory Don’t go fast start slow. If you starting going hard Into running you might cause yourself unnecessary Injury.
Why Are You Running
You may get Into your head that you want to start running because you might be tired of the gym “scene”. You might also think that running Is heart healthy? And you might want to build up your stamina. All of those thoughts are worthy goals. Setting goals before you run Is a good way for you to achieve your goals as you keep running. You might start running because your state Is having a 5k or a mud run and you want to be a part of It as a runner. If you want to run a marathon then you need to do marathon training that Is more detailed than just running. It has been researched that by doing marathon training you can finish the 5k. Marathon training Is about 3 months. Whatever your aim Is stay committed to your goals and progress. Those who don’t set any type of goals tend to quit shortly after. Start by jogging a few times a week and then slowly work up your way to running DO NOT OVER DO IT IN THE BEGINNING!
Don’t Get Ahead Of Yourself
When you hear someone tell you to pace yourself they are telling you that for a reason. You don’t want to just burst out of the gates and start running like you’ve been running for years. If you start running too hard and too soon you most likely will experience Injury. Also If you are running a marathon and you just burst out of the gates after 2 minutes you most likely will experience shortness of breath and you might not be able to finish the marathon or your run. Nowadays states have running groups. Look In your area and see If they are any running groups you can join. Most of them will accept all levels of runners. It’s also a good way to meet new people and get to know how to run properly without Injury. In my area, there Is a running group called “running, women,& coffee” you meet every Saturday and Sunday at 8 am as you guess It It’s all women and those women bring their women friends and they bring their daughters. After the run Starbucks coffee happens and they all talk about their goals for running.
Footwear Is Important for running. The right shoe can help prevent Injury. My recommendation Is not to go out and buy the first shoe you see. The first shoe you see might be totally wrong for your purpose. There are running stores that sell all types of running gear there you will find shoes specifically for running. Everybody’s feet are shaped different and are different sizes. When you look for running shoes you are looking for shoes that will feel the most comfortable and safe for your feet.
1.) Always run nice and tall~ A slight lean forward could mean you shorten your stride
2.) No Bounce~ Any vertical movement could mean wasted energy. You want your up and down movements to be as small as possible.
3.) Hand Movement~ Your hands should always move forward and be by your side.
4.) Don’t Strain~You want to only work the necessary muscles. If you make a fist It won’t make you run faster It will actually slow you down. So the key Is to work the muscles that you need and rest the muscles that you don’t need to use.
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