5 Running Tips for Beginners 🏃 5 Things I Wish I Knew about Running from the Beginning
Running for fun. How to make the first start comfortable for a beginner
With the arrival of spring, the running season traditionally opens. Unfortunately, this year its start had to be postponed due to the current situation in the world. But quarantine is not the time to forget about all sports endeavors. Indeed, in the near future, lovers of an active lifestyle will again be able to enter the starting line of the competition. And one of them is the April race , which will take place in the capital on June 28.
Of course, right now you shouldn't go out and train hard in a local park, as Muscovites are advised to observe precautions. But developing a training plan in advance, conducting classes at home and mentally setting yourself up for a distance is a completely reasonable decision. Together with an experienced athlete and marathon runner Andrey Baryshnikov , we will tell you how to start running training correctly and make the first start most comfortable.
Where to start running training?
While that - with keeping fit at home. There are many workouts on the internet that don't require equipment. Regular exercise will help improve strength and endurance, and they will come in handy while running.
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It is worth getting out only when outdoor workouts become absolutely safe for health. Experienced athletes recommend starting with walking and, if possible, exercising under the supervision of a mentor.
Andrey: I'm not kidding - don't be afraid to combine running and walking at the first training session. Don't try to break records right away. It is important that your muscles and ligaments get stronger and your body gets used to the stress. If you are planning to compete, try to find a trainer or join one of the running communities. So you will not harm yourself, but systematically, under the supervision of a specialist, prepare for the first start.
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Correct motivation. How to make running comfortable for a beginner?
At first, running can seem exhausting and difficult. Therefore, it is worth adhering to two simple rules: do only for your own pleasure and do not try to jump over your head. Do not immediately train at a high pace and choose long kilometers for the first start in your life.
Andrey: Do not rush to choose long distances. Nowadays there are many races of 5 and 10 km, limit them for now. Do not give in to provocations to complete a half marathon or marathon. It is important to do everything gradually, and run yourYou can always reach 42.2 km.
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In order to make running comfortable, it is important to properly motivate yourself. Of course, the motivation for each person can be different. Our expert advises to always set realistic goals and keep a training diary.
Andrey: Probably the easiest way is to set a specific goal for yourself. For example, I want to run such and such a start. Or create a calendar with marks of completed workouts. This will help you remember that you have decided to start running.
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Life hacks: what you need to know before your first start ?
Debut in a competition is always exciting. In fact, if you run for yourself and hold on to your training with confidence, then there is nothing to worry about seriously. But a couple of life hacks are worth learning before you decide to try your hand at the first start.
- Register for the race in advance. Registration for almost all of the Running Community events is now open. You can choose a start and apply on the official website.
- Come to the race itself in advance. Do not do everything at the last moment, otherwise you will be late and curse everything. And shattered nerves will not be a good runner.
- Exercise regularly before starting and do it for fun. It's time to start!