Whether your goal is to lose weight by running, increase total weekly mileage, or to just get into a better shape, good endurance is the bread and butter of successful training. That said, as a runner, you should focus on improving your stamina while limiting—or controlling—the risk of injury. These two goals might be at odds with each other, but with my help you today, you’ll be able to find the sweet spot. How Beginner Runners Can Build Endurance
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.
Regardless of your current level of fitness, you should be able to build from nothing to being to able to run for a half an hour, without much huffing and puffing, in less than 8 weeks. Nevertheless, if you are serious about making this happen, you would need to commit to run at least three times per week, and follow the beginner run-walk program that I’m going to share with you today.
As a runner, strength training is crucial, especially if you’re serious about reaching your full potential. I cannot emphasize this enough! Why should you lift weights...
unning is a cardiovascular exercise per excellence... But, truth be told, hitting the pavement is just one cardio option, and there are other ways, more and less beneficial to some degree, to get a cardio kick. Of course, I still love running pretty much. But sometimes a little bit of change can do wonders to motivation and training consistency—especially if you are injured, burned out, or just bored. See, the benefits of cross training abound. Therefore, if you have trouble running—whether you are nursing an injury, are burned out or just looking to spice things up—know that you have quite a lot of alternatives. 6 Cardio Workout Alternatives to Running
I have been running for the last 10 years, but I wasn’t born with an I-Love-Running gene. And truth be told, running for me wasn't love at first sight. In fact, I used to “not like” it so much (even hated it at occasions) when I took it up for the first few months. As a result, today my dear readers, I wanted to share with some of the practical strategies and action steps that helped me fall in love with running and stay so for the past few years. So are you ready? Then here we go…
When planning your running routine, the first critical component you need to figure out is your running frequency. As in, how many times should you run per week? And as we are going to see in today’s post, the answer to that question is not all black or white. Running 101 - How Often Should Beginners Run?
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.