If you are new to running, here are some helpful rules to help you get started and avoid injuries. I recently did my first 4 kilometre run with HBF and I smashed my personal goal so I am looking forward to train for shorter time and longer distance. If I can do it, so can you.
#1: Choose Shoes Wisely
Grab a good pair of running shoes and if you are not sure which one fits you, go to a specialty running store to get some professional advices.
#2: Breathe Easy
If at any point during a run you can’t carry on a conversation, take a walk break – even if that means more walking than running. Walk breaks allow you to stay out longer and build cardiovascular stamina as your bones and muscles adapt. Over time, you’ll need shorter breaks.
#3: Run by Time, Not Distance
If you are building up your stamina, definitely aim to watch your running time over your distance.
#4: Make a Commitment
Meet a friend or join a group! This will motivate you even the days when you don’t feel like running.
#5: Eat Better
Keep your intake as is, emphasising whole grains, fruits and vegetables, healthy fats, and lean protein.