If you’re just getting into fitness and working out, running is one of the hardest exercises to get ‘good’ at. It’s also one of the best one’s for weight loss and for giving you that euphoric rush that working out can bring.
Here’s some tips to improve the amount of time you can run for without stopping.
1. Start on the treadmill.
It’s boring and is actually harder than running outdoors for some, but if you set the timer on the machine for five or ten minuets to start with, you can use this to help motivate you to keep going until the timer runs out. Do this a few times until your confident enough that you can run the full time without stopping.
2. Take it outside.
I personally think that running outside is better for you for many reasons. You can run for longer, there’s more to look at and you can set yourself distance goals. Come up with a route and try and run it until you can complete it without stopping.
3. Listen to music.
Music can help motivate you whilst you’re running. If you’re doing it without music on you might find that your thinking about stopping rather than going.
4. Record your runs.
You can download apps on your phone to record your runs and see how many miles you’ve done. This is also a motivator because a lot of these apps like ‘Runtastic’ have statistics to show you whether or not your running has improved. Once you see how many miles you run, you will also want to keep outdoing yourself.
5. Think about the sense of achievement after.
With all this distance and time setting, the sense of completion alone once you have reached your targets will make you want to keep feeling that sense achievement.
Get started today and put these tips to practise! Happy running.