Friday, April 25, 2014

Running Tips for Beginners

If you want to start running and don't know where to begin, here are a few tips.

  1. Runs get easier with time.  Be consistent and keep going.
  2. Not every run will be a PR or fun.
  3. You will progress and then have a time where you don't see much improvement.  It just takes time.
  4. Run for yourself, don't compare your speed to others.  Do your best.
  5. Start with short distances.  Walk and running is great.  1 minute run/1 minute walk.
  6. Don't do the same workout everyday.  Hard workouts day after day will hurt your body.
  7. Breathe through your belly button.
  8. Run, walk, lift, rest.
Clothing and Shoes
  1. Wear spandex or something that protects from chafing.
  2. Wear something that makes you feel cute and confident.
  3. Go to a real running shoe store and get fitted for the right shoe.
  1. Drink water all the time.  Not just when you run.  Stay hydrated.
  2. If you are running distance, you need to have an electrolyte replacement drink like Gatorade or Nuun.
  3. You might need a snack along the way-- for runs over 1 hour.
Here are some more tips--From 101 Running Tips

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