Published By: Sohamhalder227

Want to get into running? Here’s a checklist of everything you need.

Apart from the willingness and a good pair of shoes, you need to focus on several other things before starting running exercise.

Are you trying to get into running? Is it because of improving your fitness? Before the start, you must be aware of the purpose and condition of your body and running field. Running can certainly change you both physically and mentally. Just remember how Forrest Gump started running and ended up realizing himself. Running is a heart-pounding effort that brings sheer joy. At the same time, running is one of the best exercises to clear your mind. You can run alone or with your friends, both are exciting and enjoyable. Following are the must-know things for running beginners.

Short running intervals area must at the beginning:

The common mistake done by every runner is running long at the beginning. This often comes from the excitement. Being a beginner, you should never run the whole distance in one go. This will make you fatigued easily. For better performance, break the entire distance into several intervals. Keep the running distance short at the beginning. Start walking through the interval distance, and start running again. Don't be ashamed of taking rests. Day by day, start increasing your running distance. You will automatically feel the improvement.

Do not run very fast at the beginning:

This is another mistake done by runners on the very first day of training. Due to excitement and enthusiasm, people start running very fast. There are two bad consequences to this habit. You will get fatigued easily and you might get injuries. Thus, you must start with a slow to moderate pace. Maintain that pace at the beginning, and slowly increase it. Eventually, you will be able to run faster.

Give your body some time to recover after a sprint:

Sufficient rest is equally important for your body after a period of hard practice. Running involves all the body muscles, thus you must provide sufficient rest to your body. Proper sleeping posture is needed for that reason. After a hard day at practice, the muscle should be at a resting phase for 24-36 hours. This rest also prevents any further injury.

Learn the technical details about running first:

Do not consider running very easy, it is very technical too. You need to practice adapting your body. Improper techniques lead to injury and excess energy expenditure. Running and jogging are two different things, some people mistakenly start jogging faster and consider this as running. Body coordination is important for running. For a longer sprint, start in a relaxed form with easy steps. Long strides act as a brake to your body. Running is equivalent strategies involved in football. From the lower to mid part, you need to take the ball slowly and then increase speed for a successful goal.

Always be aware of the running surface:

A successful running needs a proper surface. Every surface has both advantages and disadvantages. For faster running asphalt pavement is the ideal choice. If you are running through a forest area or park, the surface provides a cushioning effect, but the risks of injury are always high due to the presence of bumps or rocks. A synthetic track or Tartan is advantageous for both slow and fast running, but there is a risk of injuring your Achilles tendon. likewise, a sandy surface is bad for your calf muscles.

Believe it or not, running is a challenging sport. Precautions are thus necessary.