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8 Tips For Beginner Runners

With the St George Iron Man coming up, we thought it would be appropriate to post something about running. Running is one of the best workouts to keep you fit and healthy. It is not as hard as you think and it is one of the best ways to start your day bright and fresh. The first few days you may feel little hard, but each day that passes by, you’ll feel enthusiastic, and you will wait for tomorrow to come soon, so that you can start another new and fresh day again.
Many people have already started running and it might be a great idea to join them. If you also want to join them, then learn these 8 basic tips to start again and get fit and healthy in no time. The simple basic tips include:

1. Have a goal: If you have a goal, it keeps reminds you and motivates you until you reach it. It takes at least three to six months to reach your goal. You can have a goal to complete certain distance or run at certain time, etc. Male sure you set a goal that is attainable and reasonable.
2. Go Slow: Don’t follow strong workout regime, don’t overdo it. Sometimes you get excited and you tend to run fast, which may cause other problems later. Remember when you are training for racing you should take it slow, don’t overdo it. Like the saying goes, slow and steady wins the race.
3. Get good pair of Shoes: Shoes are very important in running; don’t hesitate to invest for a good pair of shoes. Always keep them in good condition. In case your old ones are torn out, get new ones before you start your practice. Get checked your foot type and wear only the best shoe that gives comfort to your feet.
4. Know your body limits: You should understand and listen to your body, when it is paining, thirst, body aches, and mood swings are the signs that your body needs some rest. Don’t neglect these signs, take some rest and then get medical help if required. It is ok to take a day off for practice, and give complete rest to your body.
5. Warm up: It is a good habit to warm up little bit before you start your routine. Jog or walk for few minutes before you start running. A warm up will enhances muscle flexibility. You will get more strength and will able to perform better. And also warm up can decrease the risk of injury.
6. Take complete rest and recover fast: When you feel tired, and your body needs some rest, then just stop everything for a while and give complete rest to your body and recover fast to start over you routine workout. Follow hard/easy training method. If you train hard one day, then go easy on the other day. Alternate days do hard and easy workouts to balance your body limitations.
7. Eat Properly: Runners need more energy; unless you eat properly you won’t get sufficient energy. Food gives you fuel to run for longer time. During training sessions, you must eat well, don’t do any kind of diet; you need more energy than ever when you are running a race. It doesn’t mean that you should overload yourself, eat moderately, eat well and be fit to reach your goal.
8. Treat yourself: Once in a while give yourself some reward, eat the food that you really want to eat and get things that you are waiting to have, feel happy, feel great. It helps you reach your objective sooner.

Conclusion: Follow the above mentioned eight tips to pursue your goal. Reaching your goal should be your life ambition, and to get that you need to do more hard work and put lot of effort. All these process can help you become a good athlete and help your win more races in future.