Looking to learn more about how running improves your healtht? Well, you’re in the right place. In today's post, dear reader, I will delve a little deeper into some physiological benefits of running. These will serve as a catalyst for gargantuan motivation—especially when you realize that there is more to running than losing a few pounds. 5 Ways Running Improves Your Fitness, Health, & Longevity 1. Run away from Cancer
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.
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
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.
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)?
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.
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!).