Trust me girls running can be easy when you know how, and it is a great way to keep in shape and stay super fit. Here are my Top 10 Tips, okay plus one extra at the end.
TIP 1: Find The Perfect Shoe
It is the most important bit of kit for your running, so don’t base your decision on the choice of colour or the style , base it on comfort and the fit.
Tip 2: Warm it up Baby
Don’t skip on your warm-up’s, as this helps ignite your core body temperature which then allows a fuller range of movement through your legs and arms making it easier to find a comfortable running pace. So spend a couple of minutes on warming up and stretching.
Tip 3: Be a Posture Princess
Focus on keeping your upper body in good form, your arms should be at a 90 degree angle, and your elbows at your sides, back straight and shoulders level, and of course your face should be smiling.
Tip 4: Be The DJ And Mix It Up
The biggest mistake newbies make in regard to running is simply just running! This is hard if they don’t have the endurance to run for extended times.
Tip 5: Be 3 Times A Week Girl
The quickest way to see results and see your running improving is to have consistency in your training, so one session a week is not going to win you a prize, you have to make it 3 times then you will win every prize as 3 times a week will get you increasing and improving your fitness and running.
Tip 6: Eat Clean
Your food choices have a big impact on your running.Eating the right choice will give you energy, fuel your body and help it repair itself and get stronger and leaner. So swap processed, sugar and salt laden fake food meal for a delicious super tasty homemade runner’s treat. Like my Tuna and Onion Courgette Spaghetti with Chili Dip.
Tip 7: Add Some Toning Moves
Each week squeeze in a couple of toning workouts as this will help with your running as your increases your muscular endurance, plus it is a fabulous way to keep yourself super toned and your body building more calories.
Try my quick bench workout here. Click here to take you to the full workout.
Tip 8: Be Nosey
When it comes to breathing, focus on breathing in through your nose and exhaling through your mouth.
Tip 9: Talk Talk
For a newbie to running, you should focus on running at an easy pace so you can easily talk, so call this your “conversational “ pace. This will help you fall in love with running and help you find your natural running pace.
Tip 10: Be a Waterholic
Be an 8 glasses a day girl, even if you are a nil glass a day now! Then start drinking more water every day, aiming for your 8, as it will always keep your body fully hydrated.
Plus it is super good for your hair, skin and nails.
And never go for a run without a full bottle of water.
Tip 11: No Time Like the Present
Sign up to a local run, just do it right now, and now you have that goal! And you can so easily do this, give yourself 6 weeks and it will be the best feeling and investment into your health fitness and trust me you will look and feel amazing.
For the past five years I have been lucky enough to be the Official Race for Life Fitness Expert, and have devised all the Running and Training Plans for the millions of women who have taken part in the races nationwide. So if you want to fall in love with running and complete your first 5k then my Audio Download will teach you step by step all you need to know, and it will be just like I am training alongside you. So if you want to learn to run go and grab your trainers and click here and let’s get started. Lucy x