Every morning in Africa, a gazelle wakes up, it knows it must outrun the fastest lion or it will be killed. Every morning in Africa, a lion wakes up. It knows it must run faster than the slowest gazelle, or it will starve. It doesn’t matter whether you’re the lion or a gazelle-when the sun comes up, you’d better be running. Christopher McDougall
If you want to become the best runner you can be—whether it’s beating a personal record, tackling a new distance or losing the extra pounds for good—then one of the best things you can do is to cultivate the habits of successful and effective runners. As a result, today I’m going to identify some of the essential habits shared by efficient and highly motivated runners.
Looking to make running a daily habit? Then you’re in the right place. Running can become automatic, as easy as brushing your teeth. However, getting to this point does not happen overnight. In fact, it takes a bit of smart planning (and a lot of work!).
Here is a 30-day running challenge to help you instill the habit of running into your life and help do it the right way—even if you are a beginner, and been running these last weeks or months sparingly. So regardless of your current fitness level, your backgrounds, and your age, the program is your perfect opportunity to start taking control over your health and start getting into the best shape of your life.
Long runs must be done. They are the backbone of any running program—from 5ks to ultramarathons. Long runs build endurance and strength and teach you all you need to know about handling and dealing with fatigue on the run. Long runs also help you develop mental toughness needed to tackle long distance races, like half-marathon, marathons and beyond. 10 Ways to Enjoy the Long Run Here are 10 ways to make going the distance comfortable—even a enjoyable ride.
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 love running in the summer, and I believe it’s a great time to run (and so is every season of the year duh!). Nonetheless, heat and humidity can wreak havoc on your running routine,...