I am about to share with you a little mind trick that I use when having one of those bad days. One of those mornings when you are sleepy and tired, when you really don't find any motivation to go out there and finish your scheduled tempo run...
As runners, it often happens we get caught up in the training aspect of the sport and quickly forget about the big picture. We tend to forget why we started to run in the first place - with an ambition to learn, to grow, to reach the unthinkable. With a couple of races successfully finished, we turn running into another boring habit and slowly slowly, lose our motivation.
If you're new to running and thinking about buying a pair of runners, here's a little tip that will make your first steps more comfortable. By following this advice you'll avoid some blisters and unnecessary pain early on.
Running is not an easy task, especially if you are trying to go a long distance. Marathon runners know that the key to success is not just physical but mental as well.
Even though water is essential for keeping you hydrated during your run, it's often overlooked. Many runners believe that they need to drink expensive sports drinks in order to perform and stay hydrated.
If you're new to running, it's important to increase your mileage gradually. Trying to do too much too soon is a recipe for injury. The best way to avoid this is to increase your mileage by no more than 10 percent every 2-3 weeks.