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Archive for April, 2011

23rd April
2011
written by John

The first step you need to make toward achieving success in any running session or any other training program is to start off with a decent warm-up. This warm-up is meant to get your cardiovascular system and body muscles well ready and prepared for the activity ahead. Otherwise, you tire really soon and may experience discomfort, headaches or even run the risk of injury.

Therefore, just like a car, your body needs to be approached properly and introduced incrementally into the exercise. There is no rush here since a proper warm-up does not last that long anyway. Here are 3 things to keep in mind before you break into your running pace:

1- For starters, you should start off by first breathing deeply and preparing your lungs for the exercise. Doing this will also enrich your bloodstream with oxygen which is essential for the exercise.

2- Do some brisk walking, and a couple of quick stretches. However don’t ever stretch a cold body since it may lead to pain or injury. Running Stretches DVD

3- And as you feel your body well warmed and geared up, you can start breaking incrementally into a comfortable running pace. Don’t jump head on from the get go, instead you should opt for a more gentle approach and increase the intensity up incrementally.

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If you have any questions or topics you would like for me to talk about Email them. Until next time, have a Great Run.

Thanks,
John
TheRunnersGuide

16th April
2011
written by John

Here are the 3 things you need to do so you can start a running habit under 4 weeks:

1- Commit your decision on paper:
In order to take yourself seriously, you need to write down you running goals on paper and plan way ahead every running session throughout the upcoming 4 weeks. Doing so will compel your unconscious mind to move toward your desired outcome.

2- Commit to 30 days
The golden rules of building any kind of habit is start now and never deviate. And according to many peak performance experts such as Wyatt Woodsmall and Tony Schwartz, the best time-frame in which you can turn a human activity such as running into a habit is roughly 4 weeks. 4 weeks is not a long time and a small price to pay for the longer term results you will definitely get.

3- Hold yourself accountable
After making the first 2 steps, you need to hold yourself accountable to the training by doing the training no matter what is happening around you. The best way I found to do that is to ask a friend or a family member to hold you accountable for your actions, so whenever you deviate from the course, he or she can help you to get back on track.

However don’t be a perfectionist and try to do everything right from the first go. It’s better to do the right things instead of doing things right, hence you should allow enough wiggle room for error and be gentle on yourself when you do slip and fall back. For more running tips please Click Here for more information.

If you have any questions or topics you would like for me to talk about Email them. Until next time, have a Great Run.

Thanks,
John
TheRunnersGuide

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