10 Tips to Make Running Easier

 

 

 

 

Whatever your age, running is a fantastic way of getting and keeping fit and healthy. Whether you are a complete beginner or an experienced runner these tips will make running feel easier and maybe even more enjoyable! Plus if we find something enjoyable we are more likely to continue with it. 

Tip 1

Be a minute girl instead of a mile girl, this means build up your training in minutes rather than trying to run miles. This is especially important if you are a beginner.

Tip 2

Do invest in a good pair of trainers. It is essential that whatever trainers you invest in that they are supportive, fit well and are comfortable.

Tip 3

Start with intervals of walking and slowly build up to running.

Tip 4

Have a plan, schedule your training, and set a goal race, beginners should aim to do a 5k in 6 weeks.

Tip 5

Relax your hands and imagine you’re cupping a butterfly, as that takes less energy and stops any neck stress or tension.

Tip 6

Apply the two R’s – always Relax when you are running and find your comfortable Rhythm. When you’re running, make sure you keep doing a check and think, rhythm, relax, rhythm, relax. 

Tip 7

Keep fully hydrated as this gives you more energy and helps make running feel easier.

Tip 8

Take the “talk test” means running at a pace comfortable enough to have a light conversation, if you are running too hard and can’t talk then this is too hard, equally if you can sing at the top of your voice you need to speed up a little.

Tip 9

When running, make sure you relax your jaw, and don’t bunch up your shoulders and occasionally shake out your hands and arms to stay relaxed.

Tip 10

Double-knot your shoe laces, as you don’t want to be stopping and tying if they become loose.

 

If you need any motivation for running then remember that with every run you do you are investing in your future health.

So keep running and keep feeling great.