It sounds much simpler than what it is! At least if you’re trying new challenges like running fast! Not for me, really… I really struggle on this.
This morning I did very basic mistakes that remind me that I’m a beginner ;)
So here are 2 basic tips that you should not forget EVER:
"Warm up adequately Warm up for a minimum of 20 minutes by walking or jogging at a very easy pace. Warming up prepares your body for the workout ahead by gradually increasing your heart rate and breathing rate. Sweating is a good indication that your body is warm so use that as a guide and then gradually begin picking up the pace as you move into your training pace. Our bodies don't like going from 0 to 60!
Practice proper breathing techniques Improper breathing can be another cause of breathlessness. If breathing is too shallow, it is ineffective and more closely resembles hyperventilation than effective ventilation. Practice breathing deeply when you are not running. Relax, inhale deeply, and exhale completely, dropping your shoulders with the exhalation. As you exhale deeply, force the air out of your lungs, and follow this with a deep inhalation. Some refer to this as "belly breathing" because your abdomen should also rise and fall with deep breathing. Place your hand on your abdomen and see if you feel it moving."
[ Thank you Runner’s World ]
Well… that means waking up before 7 am… I must revisit my miracle morning posts ;)
Holiday Tip: Don’t get crazy about shopping. That is not where Christmas joy comes from! Take you time to think about the people you want to give special gifts and make it more about the person than the discount!
And… Have a very good Monday! Run until you’re done!
My name is T. S. Coelho and I live in Lisbon, Portugal, with my husband and three kids. I work in the asset management industry, managing an equities fund.