"running tips"

Tuesday, June 05, 2012

If you've decided to start running and that you LOVE running, this is for you.
If you want to start running but don't know how to, read this.

As for the rest of us, here are some additional tips you may or may not know when it comes to your favorite cardio workout.

  1. Wear spandex shorts under your regular running shorts so you don’t chafe.
  2. Cotton socks will only lead to blisters; invest in socks designed for running.
  3. Remember that: It gets easier. 
  4. Accept and appreciate the fact that not every single run can be a good one.
  5. Do not compare yourself to others. Run within yourself and for yourself first. 
  6. Even a bad run is better than no run at all. 
  7. Don’t be discouraged if you don’t experience weight loss immediately. 
  8. Hydrate. Make it a habit to drink water throughout the day. 
  9. To aid recovery, the most crucial time to eat and drink is in the hour immediately after you run. 
  10. Protein & fiber rich foods help with muscle recovery.
  11. Make sure you cut your toenails short enough so they don’t jam into your shoes. 
  12. Double-knot your shoe laces so they will not come undone when you run.
  13. Buy yourself some actual running shoes from an actual running store because running in junk “sneakers” will destroy your feet and your legs. 
  14. Set realistic short term and long term goals. 
  15. Remember, soreness one to two days after a run is normal (delayed onset muscle soreness). 
  16. There’s no shame in walking.
  17. Do NOT go for a long run two days back-to-back. Let your muscles heal.

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