Introduction – Why Run?
In every village, town,city, county, and country around the world you’ll find people who run. Yet each of these people has their unique reason for running.
Some of them started running for one reason and it changed or evolved as they changed and grew.
Ask anyone whey they run and you’ll hear a variety of answers including, but certainly not limited to:
- Because it’s fun
- It helps me sleep
- It’s my stress reliever
- Because my doctor told me to
- Because my husband/wife/boyfriend/girlfriend does
- To lose weight
- To control my blood pressure
- To keep my metabolism humming
- To increase/maintain my hormones/libido
- To be part of a community
- It’s easy
- It’s the fastest way to burn the most calories
- Because you don’t have to join a gym
- Because my friends do
It's Important to Find Your Reason For Running
The list could go on and on. The point is that everyone has a reason to run.
Before you begin running it’s important to find your reason.
You can have many reasons of course and like many your reasons may change over time.
However, if you try to start running without a reason, it’ll be difficult to stay motivated.
Running because you think you should usually isn’t enough to get through the first mile.
Since you’re reading this, it’s safe to assume that you’re already interested in running.
You may have already laced up your running shoes a few times and hit the pavement. Great!
The goal for this article is to introduce you to the benefits of running, the different types of running and then take you through the planning and training process.
You’ll learn about the different types of gear, gadgets and online support tools you can use. You’ll also learn how to create your own running programme, stay motivated and how to take your running programme to the next level.
Over the next 7 to 10 days you'll discover:-
- The benefits of running – including a better sex life!
- How to find your reason for running
- How to get and stay motivated to run
- How to track your runs, and why it’s important
- If barefoot or minimalist running is right for you
- How to sign up for your first race
- Why you may choose to run on a treadmill
- How to find the perfect shoes for your feet
- New running apparel choices to consider
- How to calculate your MHR or Maximum Heart Rate
- How to set your personal running goals
- What type of running is best for you
- How to get off the couch and start running pain free
- How to increase your speed
- What to do before and after your run
- How to stay hydrated
- How to prevent the most common running injuries
- How to take your running program to the next level
This aticle and the ones that follow are designed to help you start a running programme that fits your personal needs, style and goals.
Every runner is an individual. Some people run to reduce stress, others run to lose weight
Some people run three miles every day without fail. Others prefer to switch it up and run as part of a larger fitness programme.
You may decide that you want to run a mile a day or you may train for a marathon. The great thing about running is that you can find a style and goal that makes you smile.
Running is fun. The key is to make sure you’re running for yourself and that you have created a running plan that is motivating and enjoyable.
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