Have you always wanted to take up running? Perhaps you tried but you felt badly and abandoned the project?
I was in the same situation too few year ago, I started running but all I got was sore knees and frustration. Then I finally improved and now I am able to run about 8KM in 40 minutes with hardly any training.
First of all, what (medical) experts suggest is to start walking for 45 minutes and see if you can make it. If you can you can also start running.
Point number 2. The distance you run needs to be progressive. You can start with 1 KM the first time you go and then add 500 meters every run.
Point number 3. You have to use a good pair of running shoes. Running shoes are not cheap but the previous season color are often on offer / sale.
Point number 4. In order to track the distance you run, you need an app for your mobile phone which is free. Get a super slim backpack for running to put your phone, keys and some money in.
Point number 5. Take breaks. Your body speaks to you. When you feel you are getting tired or feel sore anywhere, stop running and just walk or rest until you feel 100% OK. There is no reason to push yourself beyond the limit, because pushing yourself beyond the limit in this case can cause you big physical damage.
What you’ll get in return from running?
If you are a manager like me or you work at the computer you will get great benefit from running.
Running will help you by:
- Improve your biorhythms, you will have more energy and you will be more productive
- Strengthen your abs and back muscles, this will improve your posture at the desk your ability to seat at the computer for hours without feeling sore back and sore neck.
- Increase your metabolism, run will help to burn faster the calories and you will be able to eat more or the same and loose weight.
Bear in mind
“Mens sana in corpore sano” which means “healthy mind in a healthy body” this comes from ancient Rome.
1 commento su “How to start running”
Fellow runner here! Running/walking intervals are SO important when first starting I think. It helps avoid injury, get used to your heart rate going up and down, and it is less intimidating than just going for a run when you are first getting started. Check out my blog too, if you have time! http://www.joggingandblogging.com