If you’re at a stage where you’re not enjoying your running as much, take a look at these tips from DoRunning, all aimed at saving you time and effort so you can enjoy running again.
1. If possible, get into a routine and run at the same time every day. Deciding when to fit into your run is wasting time.
2. Track when you run – mark your calendar and you will find that your running gets better.
3. Work out your goal and then how to get there. Develop a four-month running plan that consists of your weekly runs—long runs, speed sessions, hill training, and don’t forget your rest days. That way, all you have to do is look at your schedule when you walk out the door.
4. Try running first thing in the morning while you still have the will. As the day gets longer, you are more likely to find other things to do and running loses its priority status.
5. If you don’t have time for a full stretching routine, focus on your calves and hamstrings.
6. When you run, try to have positive thoughts. When you’re feeling down, remind yourself how far you’ve come in the past few weeks or months.
7. If you’re not sure where to start your pace workout, jog slowly in one direction for 30 minutes, then turn around and walk closer to your desired long-distance pace for 20 minutes. Slowly jog back to where you started.
8. Instead of accumulating miles, work out your goals and then set your mileage accordingly. Many runners train more or faster to reach their goals instead of making the most of their miles.
9. If you want to keep running but feel like you’re struggling to build up your distance, take a one-minute walk break after every nine minutes of running. This way you can double the time you are outside and you will feel good about the distance you reach. If that’s still too hard, take a walk break after every four minutes of running.
10. One day a week, don’t worry about pace, time, or distance. Get up and hit the road whenever you feel like it, just run and remember you are an athlete.
11. Check your resting heart rate before you get up. If your heart rate is above normal, it could mean you are tired and need a rest day.
Thanks to Katina Read | #tips #easier #workout