Wednesday- 3 mile progression run + 15 min arm workout + abs
I started at a 6.2mph and ended at 6.8 mph and it felt like a great run. I woke up late and only had time for 3 miles, but I’m glad I pushed myself.
Tips and Tricks for Beginning Runners
I have compiled a list of things that I think would be helpful for beginning runners. Things I wish I knew back when I started racing and getting more into running. These are also great for casual runners that don’t want to get injured(who does?).
1. Get your feet analyzed so that you can buy the right kind of running shoe. Most running shoe stores will do this for free.
2. Foam roller. They’re cheap, I got mine at TJ Maxx for $16 and they help with tight or achy spots. You simply roll over the area that is giving you trouble and it helps massage the knot or ache out.
3. Compression socks. I love PRO Compression and they always have discounts, in fact, right now, you can get 40% off using the code: BLG13 until the end of May or enter my giveaway to win a free pair! They help aid in recovery and feel great to run in as well. You can read my whole review on them here.
4. Running gear. Shorts, pants, shirt, tank, socks, etc. Find what you feel most comfortable running in and get cute outfits that make you feel good/pretty(it helps I promise). I love getting great deals at TJ Maxx, Ross, or Target. I love my running ankle socks from Costco, 6 pack for only $12. I did a review on some of my fav winter outfits here.
5. Speaking of clothing, if you find that your clothing chafes there are products like body glide you can get at running stores, online, or even Target for less than $10.
6. Most importantly, have fun running. Everyone has hard runs or bad runs, but keep trying. It’s the bad runs that make the good runs better.
What tips or tricks would you add?
Do you have a running store near you?
What’s your favorite season? I’m really enjoying Spring it’s so beautiful!