Here is part 7 of 100 tips for runners. We hope you are enjoying this series! We have some great tips again for your this week.
1. Running during winter.
Running on midday during winter time is actually a good idea, since it may not be too
cold at that time of the day. However, you may still need to wear layers of winter dress.
Aside from that, you should also wear a winter hat, and topping it with a headband, so
that you will be able to cover your ears.
2 Always check the weather.
The night before you run, you should make it a point to check the weather for the
following day. This can allow you to prepare for the next day’s weather, whether it is
going to be hot or cold. If it is hot, one of the things you can do is to fill up your water jug
halfway, and put it inside the freezer. The next day, pour some water into it, just before
3. Run facing the vehicles.
When you are running on a busy street, you should face the traffic, in order to practice
safety. This is because, when you run facing traffic, you can easily see if a car goes out
of its lane. Aside from that, it is also best if you are running with a partner, so that you
can both watch each other’s back.
4. Eating a well balanced diet.
No matter how many miles you would run, you may not be able to achieve your goals if
you are not following a healthy diet. A healthy diet should consist of foods that can
provide you with the essential nutrients for your body. It should be complete with
protein, carbohydrates, vitamins, and minerals. Check out our meal plans if you need more help!
5. Run and lose weight to make it easier.
If you want to make running easier, you should also aim to lose weight. Each time you
lose weight, you would actually be making it easier for you to run, due to the fact that
your body would become lighter. Thus, you should make sure that you are following a
diet that is not filled with too much fats and calories, so that you can achieve that.
6. Prevent dehydration.
Dehydration is something that you need to prevent when you are running. It is true that
drinking more water can effectively prevent it. However, if you are planning to run on
longer distances, then you should drink more electrolytes as well. There are drinking
products that are filled with electrolytes these days. Aside from that, you can also
purchase electrolyte concentrates, which you can mix with your water, from pharmacies.
7. Eating on long runs.
If you are planning to do long runs, which can take hours in a day, then you should eat
all throughout of it. Eating every hour while you are doing a long run is actually
important. It can help you maintain the level of energy that you need to get through it
safely. Thus, you should eat every hour or so, even if you don’t feel like it.
8. What to do to hasten recovery.
If you want to recover immediately after a long run, then you should get some rest, by
sleeping at least 8 hours each night. Aside from that, you should also eat and drink
within the hour after running. Follow these steps, so that you can shorten your recovery
9. Carrying water during long runs.
There are lots of people today who do not want to carry their own bottles of water while
they are running. If you are one of them, then at least carry some cash with you, and
make sure that there are small corner stores within your route. With that, you can easily
stop by them, purchase water, use the bathroom, and rest a bit.
10 . Lift weights.
Lifting weights can also help you improve your running, especially if you get your legs
involved as well. When you build more muscles, you would actually feel lighter, since
you are making your body more capable of carrying itself. Thus, aim to build bigger and
stronger muscles, so that you can also run faster.
We will back again next week with ten more running tips, until then follow us on social media
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