Running 101

Updated: Nov 23

Have you been thinking of taking up running as a new fitness activity? Running is one of the cheapest form of fitness there is. All you need is a good pair of running shoes and you’re set to go. It gives you a chance to be with nature and gives you a break from the stress of your daily life.If you have not run long distances before and are willing to start but apprehensive on where to begin then you have come to the right place.

Before the run

  1. Set the right expectations: If you have never run before or are returning from a long break from running, then it is important not to go overboard with your speed or distance. Starting with shorter distances and a slower pace helps reduce the risk of injuries that occur from going too far, too soon.

  2. Buy the right shoes: Since shoes are the only equipment that you will use in running, it is important to get it right. Invest in a good pair of shoes from a major brand. The kind of shoes you need would depend on the maximum distance of your runs, the surface on which you run etc., Any of your local fitness store will be able to guide you on choosing the right model. Make sure to replace your shoes after 1000 km.