Who doesn’t want to be a better runner? Follow these steps to run happier, faster, longer and with fewer injuries.
Technique: Improving your running economy and efficiency can give you immediate results. You’ll run lighter, smoother and easier. There is no one solution for everyone so be sure to follow expert running technique advice. HERE are some of our tips to get started.
Nutrition: Improving what you eat can lead to quicker recovery, weight loss and easier running in surprisingly little time. Again, everyone is different so find what works for you but for most people, eating a diet high in whole plant-based foods works incredibly well.
Coaching & training: You don’t need to run more to run better. But you do need to run smarter. This is where having a proper training plan and coach is essential. They will help develop a training plan that emphasizes periodization and gradual progress. Once again, everyone is different so finding what works for you can be challenging but is essential for long term running success.
Recovery tips: Learning how to recover properly will transform your active lifestyle. You’ll be able to do more of what you love with less discomfort and injury. Give foam rolling and self massage on trigger points and sore spots a try to prevent further injuries and speed up recovery. The key is being consistent and focusing on recovery most days, even if it’s 5 minutes.
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Get the most out of your training with these important yet often forgotten training tips:
Run with purpose: Each of your runs should have purpose. For example, you or your coach may set the purpose of a run to be an easy or active recovery day, a specific workout or a run to have fun and just enjoy the feeling of running. Setting a purpose for each run keeps you motivated and on track to reach your longer term goals.
Run slower to run faster: That’s right! Most of your runs should be at YOUR easy pace. For some people this may include walk breaks which is totally fine. Making sure your easy days are easy ensures your ‘hard’ or workout days go well and you progressively get better and running gets easier.
Recover well: Too many runners underestimate the recovery process. Making sure you have specific recovery days (this may include active recovery for some runners and at specific times) ensures that you get stronger and progress. Also, doing the right things before and after runs ensures your running is enjoyable and goes well (nutrition, stretching etc)
Train cyclically: Mix up your routine! If you want to get better or have running be easier, you have to mix up your runs not just weekly but monthly. For example, you may have one ‘rest’ or easy week a month. Having a coach ensures you train well and progress. Doing so will ensure that you progress and do not get bored or stagnate in your performance.