Runners—whether you are a newbie coming for the first time to the sport or a veteran runner who has been around the block for quite some time—must do whatever they can to keep running consistent and enjoyable over the long term. Therefore, today I decided to share with you some quick and practical tips to help ensure a good run—regardless of your current fitness level and training goals. The rules I’m sharing with you here are (almost) universal, so regardless of your current fitness level and training goals, the practical guidelines below should prove super useful. In fact, with the help of these practical tips, you will never have to endure a bad run again.
Research has linked running to many physiological, emotional and psychological benefits, such as stress relief, reduced depression, improved mental clarity, etc. That’s why today, dear reader, I will teach you more about some of the brain benefits that running offers. So, without further ado, here are some of the few ways that running—and exercise in general—can help you build YOUR best brain ever. 7 Ways Running Improves Your Brain Power
6 Tips That Will Actually Help You Start Running I have written extensively about how to start running, but this post is intended for the complete beginner who might feel intimidated about taking the first few steps. Those of you who are really out of shape or overweight will appreciate these beginner running tips. Therefore, if you want to try out running, stick with it for the long haul while loving (almost) every step you take, then keep on reading.
I hate to sound like one of those annoying runners, but I wholeheartedly love to run. Maybe you are already like me... Or at least, you most likely know someone like me. Nonetheless, I’m also aware of the dark side of doing the same running workouts, over and over again, which is BOREDOM and a whole host of other troubles. The fact is, whether you are a recreational runner, or an elite athlete, there is a sense of boredom and tiredness that sets in when you stick to the same running routine, over and over again. But that’s not the end of the world. There is always something you can do about it.
How can I measure my training intensity? If you don’t know the answer to that question, then you are in the right place. Workout intensity is vital to measure as it can tell you whether you are training too hard or not pushing it hard enough. Do too much, and you risk injury and/or burnout. Do too little, and your fitness level will plateau, even decline, which is not what you want. One of the commonly used methods is the Rating of Perceived Exertion (RPE). Using this rating system is a crucial component of any training program—regardless of your current fitness level and goals. In this post, I will give you an overview of RPE—what is it, why you should use it, and how to efficiently use for maximum effect. So, are you excited? Then here we go.