28 Oct Lessons For New Runners
This is a follow-up blog related to my Adventures In Running post I did a few weeks back. In case you missed it, I started running this summer and I have somewhat become a big fan of running, which totally surpises me! When I hit the pavement, I feel completely motivated, empowered, and just plain proud of myself! Let’s face it though, I am slow and probably look like a fool running…this pic below probably describes me the best:
3. Stay Steady- A steady pace is the key to being able to run long distances, even if it’s slow.
I have found that if I keep a steady pace, I can go for longer distances and don’t tire myself out as quickly.
This is a little tip from my husband, “Never stop, do the survival shuffle.” When you get tired, you just move your legs like you are running even though you are going slower than a running pace. This slow pace allows you to rest, but not give up and start walking. This has been the key to running longer distances for me.
We recently took a trip to San Franscisco and my husband wanted to run with me across the Golden Gate Bridge. We started at Ghirardelli Square and ran across the bridge and back (a total of 7.16 miles!)
By far, the longest I have ever ran! I mean sure, my time was slow, but I was so proud of myself! My husband took a ending pic of me and I like to look at it periodically to motivate myself to get out there and run!
As I said before, if I can run, you can run! All you have to do it get out there and give it a try!