Wednesday, 29 August 2018

Running Tips

Want to run faster and further?  Here’s a few tips to help

Get the right shoes.  Get your gait analysed and take advice.  That pair of trainers you have had knocking around for years won’t provide you with the support you need and will lead to injury.  Any reputable sports shoe shop will offer a treadmill and a linked computer to show what will work best for you.

Increase slowly.  Don’t go rapidly from a short distance to a long one, build up slowly.  Similarly with speed, work at intervals first (a short distance at a higher speed followed by a slower pace), then increase generally.  Try to only increase speed or distance, not both at the same time.

Eat well.  You can have the best car in the world but put in the wrong fuel and it won’t perform well.  Same with your body.  Eat complex carbohydrates, protein and fat.  Leave out the sugars, the useless calorie laden snacks and the alcohol.  If you want to get the best from your body – give it a chance!

Get some sleep. Your body needs a chance to recover and rest.  Aim for at least 7 hours every night.

Enjoy it! If you set out on a run telling yourself it will be too difficult and you can’t do it – guess what will happen?!  Yep, it will be awful – get a positive mindset and it will make all the difference

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