We've all been there I'm sure. It's been a long day, you can not be bothered, friends have asked you to the pub, there's something interesting on TV, etc, etc, etc. So you put off another run with excuses … well it's only another lonely run, yeah?
Well, what about when do you actually get out running, it's great, yeah? Energetic, fulfilling, stimulating, refreshing … yeah, but no! Actually although I love it, I actually find it quite boring and laborious! well I used to (I should say) because now I run / jog with music. Not just any old music, I use training sessions now with personal trainer narration, and I have found these to be my savior, in fact I tried running without them and I really struggled. Music wise I like a good dance beat with build ups and peaks (takes me back to my old clubbing days). But most of all I like the motivation, the focus tips, and the advice and coaching from the narration!
Reaching my goal now seems less daunting. Also my run / jog sessions are much more structured … and this has had a massive impact on my strength and stamina.
I recommend the 5 minute warm up and 5 minute warm down also, I never used to do it, I know crazy, that's why I was always so achy for days after, but now every session has both warm up and warm down, so you have to do them simple as … my advice, do the stretches every time … it's worth it!
So if nothing else, do the stretches before and after each run / jog, and if you do get the sessions, then get in the zone and I'll see you on race day at the finish line!
Happy Jogging Guys!