They say that the early bird gets the worm and that the world belongs to those who get up early, but truth be told, not everyone is a morning person (thank God!), and it’s even harder when you are trying to wake up a little earlier than usual to go for a run or a workout. Nonetheless, as I had learned when I became a morning runner, getting up early and logging in a run first thing in the morning is an amazing way to start the day. You will, literally, be starting the day on a high, and not just the awesome “runner’s high”. Therefore, today, I’m going to share with you a few practical guidelines and tips to help you achieve the same thing. By applying these powerful principles, you won’t only become a morning runner, but you will also have the tools you need to take control over your daily life schedule and build some awesome healthy habits in the process.
If you’re planning on running your first 10K in the upcoming three to four months, but are a complete beginner, then you’re in the right place. Yes, three to four months might be all you need to get prepared for the distance—even with no previous running experience, provided you’re in decent shape and are willing to be consistent with your training. Follow my simple guidelines below, and you’ll be on your way to completing—even crashing—your first 10K.
When it comes to starting a running program, being overweight can be a major obstacle. Nonetheless, just because you are heavy does not mean that you barred from the sport. The fact is, running isn’t reserved for thin people with no weight problems. If you are overweight, then running (the way I’m going to be prescribing it today) might be the right thing you need to shed the extra pounds and keep them off for good. Running is awesome. In fact, running is one of the best exercises out there. It’s simple, convenient and burns mad calories. And all you need is a pair of good shoes and off you go. For more on the benefits of running, check my two here posts here. Enter The Beginner Overweight Runner Program With that all being said, there is a dark side to running. In fact, this sport is high impact and can take a toll on your body—especially if you are really overweight and/or out of shape. The good news is by following the training guidelines below, you’ll be able to take up running, lose the weight, then keep it off for good.
Most runners do not pursue good form with enough consistency. In fact, running form is neglected most of the time. That’s a common mistake I see many runners make—especially recreational runners. That’s why today, dear runner, I’m sharing with you a list some of the best drills you can do to improve your running technique. So are you excited? Then here we go… The Benefits of Drills Training
Want to become a faster runner? Then increase your cadence. In fact, if you’re serious about becoming a better and faster runner, improving your running cadence is exactly what you need. This, as we’re going to see, will not only increase your speed, but also reduce your injury risk. And who doesn’t want that? So what's running cadence? Why does it matter? And how to improve it?
Many factors can weigh in and have an impact on your running performance. Recovery, diet, injury, motivation, fitness level and so on. But you should know that how you breathe when running has also a major impact on your performance. There is a lot to write about breathing as it relates to running, but these points I’m sharing with you are going to have the most impact on your rueysns (and overall fitness and health levels). Without further ado, here are 4 keys to proper running breathing, along with the strategies you need to run your best. In fact, proper breathing can sometimes make the difference between a good run, and a disastrous run. And you if have been running for sometime, then you know that to be a true statement.
Completing a health and fitness assessment before starting a running routine is crucial for many reasons. Understanding how healthy and fit you can help ensure that your running program is suitable for you. It’s also an excellent way to measure your improvement and growth over the many coming weeks, months, even years. Not only that, a fitness and health profile will screen for known diseases and medical issues in your history and family members history, which can help uncover risks for potential dangers and problems.
Whether you a decorated marathoner, or a complete beginner, your running performance, recovery, and fitness levels depend, mostly, on eating the right foods at the right times. By eating the right foods and drinks at the right times, your body will recover quickly and be able to perform the way you want it to. Without the proper diet, it matters little how hard or great your running routine is, eventually, your athletic performance will suffer, and most likely start going backward. That’s why proper nutrition goes hand in hand with logging the miles. Here is the good news In today’s post, dear reader/runner, I’m sharing with you basics of proper runners diet. My hope is that by the end of this post, you’ll have all the pieces you need to start eating healthier. So, are you excited? Then here we go.
The heart monitor is an all knowing device that you can rely on every time—if you are serious about becoming the best runner you can ever hope to be . But… If you have never used this wonderful tool before, then, truth be told, I can’t blame nor hold it against you. In fact, using a tool like this one is no easy ride. With all that being said, if you are a latecomer to the party, then fret no more. Today I’m going to share with you my full guide to heart rate training. You'll learn why it's such a valuable tool as well as how to use it for maximum results.