Here is part 2 of 100 tips for runners. We hope you are enjoying this series! Many of our members run! So we know its subject that people find useful!
1. Remove negative words from your vocabulary.
It is very important that you always encourage positive thoughts when you are running.
Thus, you should get rid of negative words from your vocabulary, such as “cannot,
never, and won’t”. By doing that, you would become more confident that you are indeed
capable of hitting your goals in time.
2. Keep in mind that there are days when it could hurt.
Always remember that when you are running, especially for the first few days, you will
be putting your muscles to work at a higher pace. Therefore, you may experience
muscle soreness in your thighs and legs. You should be glad in experiencing it though,
since it means that your body is working in order to build more muscles, which can
support you through the activity.
3. Learn more about running.
You should learn more about what you are getting yourself involved with. Learning more
about running can be done through visiting websites that provide valuable information
about it. Aside from that, you can also get in contact with professional runners, so that
you can ask them some questions about it.
4. When you run, it does not necessarily mean that you are going to lose weight very
Running is a form of exercise, which can boost your body’s metabolism. However, even
if you are running on a regular basis, you can still gain weight, especially if you continue
eating foods that have high sugar and calorie content. Thus, if you are running to lose
weight, make sure that you combine it with a healthy diet as well.
5. Make sure to have the right kind of shoes.
When you are in the process of purchasing a pair of shoes for running, you should keep
in mind that not all rubber shoes are made for runners. Thus, you need to make sure
that you are buying a pair of running shoes for it. Aside from that, make sure that it fits
you well, and that it can provide you with the support that you need for better balance,
and to prevent injuries or strains.
6. Purchasing socks for running.
Although most people focus more on buying the right kind of shoes for running, it is
actually very important to have the right kind of socks as well. When you use regular
cotton socks for running, it can lead to blisters on your feet, which is bad news. Thus,
make sure that you are buying running socks to pair with your shoes, so that you would
be able to run comfortably. We recommend the following socks
7. Ladies should not go for cheaper bras.
When it comes to running, if you are a lady, you should provide adequate support to
your chest. Thus, it is best that you purchase a bra that is designed for running, which is
made with good and quality materials. Even if it may cost as much as your running
shoes, a quality bra is still a very good investment.
8. Running clothes.
Running can become a more fun and exciting activity, especially if the clothes you are
wearing are comfortable. Wearing the right running clothes does not only mean being
comfortable with it. Your clothes should also make you look good, so that you will
become more motivated in wearing them as well as in running.
9. Listen to your stomach.
Since running can boost your metabolism, it can also make your body process the foods
you eat faster. Thus, there may be times when you get hungry earlier than usual. With
that, you should listen to your stomach when it says that it is hungry. Because of that,
you can address the needs of your body immediately, which is a good thing.
10. Knowing the right speed of running.
When you are running in order to get fitter and build your stamina, you should be
mindful of your speed, so that you can increase your distance without getting too
fatigue. One way of determining this is to follow the “talk test” which is done by lots of
avid runners. This basically means that if you can talk to your friend comfortably while
you are running, then you are at the right speed.
We will back again next week with ten more running tips, until then follow us on social media
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