It’s 2020 and a New Year for all you virtual runners! Whether you’ve been with us for years, or just starting out, we want to be here for you every step of the way.
This month, we have some simple tips for every level of runner to reach the next milestone and for you to take with you on your next endeavour for a medal.
There isn’t a better time to go that extra mile, if you’d pardon the pun. Whether it’s getting up from the couch to run 1km, going up to 2km or going from 5km to 7km to get our new medal in February, the 007 medal.
Firstly, it is important for all our runners to be safe and healthy and these tips will not only ensure you are safe but can better every step you take:
- Wear a shoe that is perfect for you
The number of shoes you can choose from is endless and the various designs you can get come in thousands of shapes and sizes. But, don’t let that phase you. Find a shoe that helps your running not your street cred.
- Stay hydrated before, during and after
This is the most important way to keep safe and healthy. More information can be found on hydration in an earlier blog we wrote.
- Rest and Recuperate
We’re all human and we all need time to relax, so RELAX! Despite the goal you might be working towards, it is vital to rest to help your body and ensure you’re still having fun while running. Resting can be specific to your training and goals. A recovery day isn’t cheating, it’s part of your training and can be vital for improvement.
- Increase participation
To get those extra miles, we recommend running more during the week. This could only be one more run a week but, you will see more improvements. The more you run a week the greater the improvements can be but, you must be careful and rest well.
- Find a distraction
Your favourite artist/song or partner whether it’s a family member, friend or a dog can take your mind of the run. Having someone with you or music playing will increase your motivation to go out running. A quick gossip can make those miles disappear!!
Good luck in 2020! And don’t forget to ask the community for advice in our free Facebook group.