We tend to look at runners with mouths open, questioning their sanity. They are totally sane, as they follow these hacks.
First, make sure that your sneakers totally fit. If not, head to a running store. If you already have a pair, never lace them up tight, as our feet swell during running. Leave a little room, or buy shoes a size bigger.
That’s a crucial point for all exercise. So, better do some vigorous stretching right before you run.
The secret of fast running lies in short and quick strides, lengthening over time. It helps to stick to a good and steady rhythm, without sacrificing cadence.
Moreover, to avoid a backache, you run posture should be tall and straight with a slight forward lean, shoulders back, and elbows bent at 90 degrees.
If you’re a newbie, forget about fitness trackers – they are discouraging for beginners. Build a base, first, running no more than two-three times a week. Never over-train and develop endurance.
Eat, hydrate, run.
If necessary, fuel up with a high-carb, low-fiber meal two hours before running. But remember, post-workout protein-rich meal is compulsory. Make a protein shake or a smoothie.
Moreover, don’t forget about proper hydration. Workout length and conditions define the needed amount of fluid: drink 16 to 24 ounces before, 1 to 3 after every mile, and 16 to 24 ounces after you work out.