Enter Mental Training For Runners One of the subjects that I’m interested in but haven’t written about diligently, is the subject of mental training for runners--especially what makes a runner mentally strong. Therefore, in today’s post, I’m gonna share with you some of my best advice when it comes to building and maintaining mental toughness for your runs (and for the rest of your life). So why mental toughness is so critical, and how can we develop more of it (without hiring some expensive life coach)?
I started running for one main reason: To lose weight. And truth be told, running is s one of the best exercises you can do to lose weight and get in shape. But during the winter, you can pile on the pounds—especially if you let things spiral out of control. In fact, winter gain is not an urban myth. It’s real, and research has shown that most people gain about one to five pounds, sometimes more, during the winter season. Therefore, today I’m sharing with you some of my best tips and strategies that can help you avoid winter weight gain. But before I do that, let’s first take a quick look at the causes of winter’s extra pounds.
Here is the thing. Eat the right things at the right times, and you’ll run better. In fact, if you’re serious about reaching your full potential, you must properly fuel your body both before and after training. Your daily energy intake is by far the most crucial part of your nutrition plan no matter what your fitness goal is (improving performance, building muscle, losing weight, you name it). If you stick to a healthy, balanced diet, making sure you are getting ample nutrients and calories, you should be set on the right path. Otherwise, if you ignore your fuel needs, you’re going to be setting the stage for training setbacks. And you don’t want that. The ideal diet is a lot like a good training regime. The right nutrition plan will improve your performance and deliver great results in the same manner a well-rounded running program gradually improves your power and conditioning. That’s why, dear reader, today I’m going to share with you some of the basic runner's diet and guidelines to help you properly fuel for your training. So are you excited? Then here we go. How to Properly Fuel For Your Training - Basic Runners Diet Advice
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.
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.
Looking to improve your performance, speed up recovery, and increase total health and fitness? Then, you need to pay attention to your pre- and post-workout nutrition. If you don’t adequately address your pre- and post-run nutritional needs, odds are you might not make it down the road. In fact, consuming the right nutrients at the right times is just as important as the frequency and intensity of your runs. That’s why today you’re in luck. To make sure you’re eating the right things at the right times, I have gathered an extensive list of some of the most nutritious pre-run and post-run meals and snacks. Enjoy! So, are you excited? Then here we go.