I’m traveling this week so I have an awesome guest post for you today from a sweet gal I just recently started following. Her blog is about running, healthy living, etc. She’s been an inspiration to me in this very short time so please be sure to welcome her as she shares some great tips with us.
Hello! This is Monica from Run,Eat,Repeat. If you can’t tell from my blog name – I love running so I thought it only appropriate to share some of my favorite running tips. Here they go:
- 1. Don’t start off too fast. When we were kids every time we ran it was full out as fast as our little lungs could take us! But, that makes you burn out too fast. Make sure you start off slow – you can speed up your pace if you’re feeling good. That’s better than stopping because you’re out of breath.
- 2. There is nothing wrong with walking breaks. Even while I was training for my last marathon I would take a walk break or two during my longer runs. I used to feel like a failure until I remembered – Running is hard!
- 3. Sign up for a race! 5k, 10k, Half, Marathon – it doesn’t matter the distance, but signing up for a race means you have to get out there and run.
- 4. Think of yourself as an athlete. If you’re running you need to eat well and rest enough. Treat your body like an athlete and take care of it.
Monica, thank you so much for taking over my Friday Tip for today. It couldn’t have come at a better time especially since hubby and I are going to start training for a 1/2 marathon. In just a few days, I’ll be finished with my 3rd week of running and I’m really struggling. We are going to actually train for and do a 5k first and possibly a 10k before the 1/2 marathon in December. I have a long way to go!
Question to my readers:
Have you ever run a race? 5k, 10k, 1/2 marathon, marathon, etc.