Running is one of the best forms of cardiovascular activity which help you in getting in shape and fit. Running seems difficult to some people and some loves doing it. Let’s see some tweaks on how to make running easier for people who find it difficult.
- Use your core
By using your core muscles like abs muscles will help you take the strain off your back and will lower the movement of upper body which will help you stop the loss of excesses of energy and you can focus your energy on running. If your chest is moving side to side, this will also use up energy. So by using your core to minimize movement will help you in moving forward for a longer period of time.
- Set goals
You should set some goals throughout your running. Goals should be like mini goals, for example, setting mileage or time goal or saying to yourself that I will run till I reach that building and then walk. This will give you a sense of accomplishment and will make running a bit easier.
- Try new thing
If you follow the same routine every single day, you will eventually become bored. You should try changing route once in a while to keep things interesting. New variety will make you feel challenged and keep you motivated.
- Warming up
Warming up really help you in the running easier. 5 to 15 min warm up will help you in getting your blood pumped up, loosening up your muscles and warming up your core. This will make your first few miles easy and will remove the risk of injury.
- Having coffee
Caffeine has many advantages for your body. Research has shown that it improves sprint performance and improve endurance as it delays muscle fatigue and reduces pain. 30 minute before running a sip of coffee is enough so that its effect is in full force.
- Don’t push too hard
If you are feeling light and flexible, you should start to pick up the pace of running. But if your body feels heavy, achy or sore don’t push yourself too hard. Try to listen to your body and do accordingly to your need.
- Thinking about something else
If you spend all time thinking about how tired you are while running, you will not be willing to move any further. Try distracting yourself and thinking about something else. You can listen to some music think about some work in you need to do in your office. This will fade away your pain, and you will forget that you are tired. This will help you to run a longer distance.
- Feeling comfortable
It is important to be able to run in a comfortable environment which includes your clothing. If your shoes, pants or undergarments are not comfortable, it will ruin your mood to continue running. That is why you need your clothes to be comfortable, soft and loose.
- Remind yourself why you are running
If you have tough a time to keep up with your running you should remind yourself why you are running, what are your goals is it race related or is it to gain fitness and get your body in shape. If it is race related imagine yourself in a racing competition and if you are running for fun try to have fun during running.