You’ve been there before haven’t you?
Frustration because you can’t train the way you want to, with injuries and niggles limiting your ability to train consistently. It feels like your body can’t do what you want it to be able to do, no matter how much your mind is willing it on.
Injuries can be the biggest frustration because ultimately it’s taking away your ability to do what you want to do. It limits your freedom and takes away the joy of running and the feeling of vitality it provides.
In this article I’m going to help solve your problems with a list of 6 simple steps you can take to begin building the habits that will reduce the risk of injury as a runner.
If there is anything running has taught me in my years, is that a lot of the time backwards convention works.
Some of the concepts, theories, ideas, tips and tricks of running that I’ve picked up initially left me confused.
One of those concepts is that slowing down can actually help you go faster. Let me explain…
In 2017 when I start taking running seriously, I couldn’t run very far before stopping, either to walk off a stitch, bring my heart rate down, or to bring my breathing under control. It was a common case of being seriously … unift. For someone who grew up as a competitor (be it athletics, football, basketball, or really anything I tried), I was often left frustrated at not being able to run more than a couple minutes without stopping. I could play back to back competitive games of football or basketball in my high school years, and that sadly raised my expectations of myself.
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