Here are 10 sample tips from the book.
1. Find someone to run with.
Find a partner who is as committed as you when it comes to running. With that, it can keep your motivation in running at a good level. Aside from that, when you have a friend who is expecting you to run with him on a regular basis, then you will find it harder to skip it.
2. Avoid comparing yourself to others.
When you begin running, there may be a tendency for you to compare yourself to others. This is not good, since it can take you away from your own goals. Thus, it is best to always remember that you are running for yourself. When you do that, you will be able to establish your own pacing, and prevent pushing yourself too hard.
3. Determine your goals in running.
Some people run in order to have better body condition, while others are doing it in order to become competitive in the sport that they are involved with. It is important that you determine your goals prior to starting your running activities. This way, you will be able to plan out your running better, and start the right way.
4. Make up a plan for running.
Making up a plan for running is good, since it can help you build your own routine in it. In your plan, it should include the running schedule that you want to follow. Aside from that, it should also involve purchasing the necessary gears that you need. Moreover, it is also important to come up with a well balanced diet.
5. Tell your friends and family about running.
Prior to starting running, it is best if you make your family and your friends aware of your plans. This way, they would be able to support you on what you want to achieve from it, as best as they could. Aside from that, some of your friends or members of your family may even become your running buddies.
6. Watch runners in television.
Watching running competitions in the television is one of the best ways that you can do in order to get inspired in running. Thus, you should take note of the many running competition schedules today. By watching them in the television, you would soon look forward to running, and even joining in one of the upcoming events.
7. Think about your running goals before going to sleep.
Just prior to closing your eyes at night, you should think about your goals in running, and how you are going to achieve them. When you sleep with that thought in your mind,
by the time you wake up, you would be raring to go outside and start running. Do it every night, so that you will always look forward for the next day’s running.
8. Running to lose weight.
Running can actually help in losing weight. However, you should not get discouraged if your weight would not go down immediately. This is because it may take some time before you experience weight loss with it. Thus, it is best if you combine it with a healthy diet, as well as performing other forms of exercise.
9. Be prepared for tougher days.
Always remember that while you are trying to make progress in your running, there may be times when it seems too hard to achieve even just your short term goals. When this happens, you should not get discouraged and you should motivate yourself more. Aside from that, be optimistic that the next day would be better.
10. Running with music.
If you want to have more energy while you are running, you should try listening to upbeat music while doing it. Music can actually boost your level of energy. Aside from that, if you are listening to music that you really like, then you may not even notice that you have already spent some time in running and have already covered quite a distance.
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