Tips To Consider Before You Start A Running Routine

Tips To Consider Before You Start A Running Routine

Before you hit the pavement running, check out this list of running tips to help make your experience more enjoyable.

Jun 9, 2022 by FloTrack Staff
Tips To Consider Before You Start A Running Routine

Incorporating running into your workout routine is a great way to stay fit. It also can be a fun activity with friends or family, especially when training for marathons and fundraising runs. 

Before you hit the pavement, check out our list of running tips to help make your experience more enjoyable.

Know Your Goals

If it is your first time committing to running, it is crucial to start by asking yourself what your goals are. Is it for exercise purposes? Do you want to compete in a race? 

Knowing what you wish to accomplish often helps to keep you motivated. But no matter your goals, running is a sport that should be carefully managed. 

We've put together a few tips to get you running safely and enjoyably. 

Get The Right Gear

You can't run with your flip-flops, as they aren't made for running, and that can lead to injuries. 

Investing in the right gear, including shoes, shorts and shirts specifically designed for running is essential. 

You don't have to spend a fortune purchasing the most expensive running shoes. With a little bit of research, you'll be able to find quality gear at an affordable price.

Start Slow

Running doesn't mean you have to be fast all the time. Don't push yourself, even if your friends or family members are running ahead of you. 

Instead, slow down and enjoy the scenery. Build a slow and steady pace, and maintain it throughout your run. Remember, it is important to listen to your body. If you feel pain, stop and rest.

Drink, Drink And Drink

Bring your water bottle with you if you plan to run for more than 30 minutes. Dehydration can be dangerous, especially if you are running in hot weather. Drink water before, during and after your run to replenish the fluid loss in your body.

For more than 30 minutes of run time, consider bringing your favorite energy drink or gel to give you a little boost.

Don't Run Every Day

Our bodies are not designed to handle the impact of running every day. Therefore, giving your body some rest days in between runs is vital. 

Pre-planning your running days will help prevent injuries and allow your body to recover. It also helps your body build the endurance it needs to run further and faster.

Join A Running Club Or Group

If you are having trouble staying motivated, consider joining a running club or group. You also can consider finding a running buddy who shares the same goals as you. This way, you can stay motivated and accountable to each other.

Final Thoughts

These are just some basic tips for running you should consider if you are new to the activity. 

Remember to take things slow, listen to your body and be prepared with the right gear and hydration. 

Most importantly, have fun!