If you are looking for some inspiration and running tips, check out this list of articles I read and liked during the month of August. I LOVE to promote other running writers 🙂
How to Set Good Running Goals. Meb Keflezighi tells Runner’s World the 5 step plan to reach any goal. It all starts with an internal desire to do so. YOU must want to achieve the goal only for yourself and not to please anyone else. Then, it must be specific, challenging and realistic. In addition, it must keep you motivated to keep working towards it.
The Big 7 Body Breakdowns. This article discusses some of the most common injuries that many runners deal with. Not only that, it also discusses ways to prevent these injuries and recover from them. Keep in mind though, that what works for one person may not work for another and that this article only offers general guidelines. It does not, however, replace physiotherapy.
Train Your Brain to Run Your Best by Michelle Hamilton. Many times, runners psych themselves out of personal bests because they are unable to silence their own inner critic. This article explains how just doing the work is not quite enough to see the results. We have to train our brain the same way we train our body.
Should I Start a Running Streak? by Canadian Running Magazine. There are definitely some advantages to being a streak runner, because you never skip a run and you run every day. However, recovery is a big part of becoming a better runner. Running every single day can cause overuse injuries and is definitely not for everyone, especially if you are just starting it.
Training Tips: See a Specialist for Expert Advice by Canadian Running Magazine. Whether you think you are getting injured or you need some extra motivation, find an expert to help you. Strictly relying on information from websites and magazines is not enough.
Dylan Wykes Shares his Tips on Surviving a Stress Fracture by Canadian Running Magazine. Dylan Wykes is a Canadian Olympian with a sub 2:11 personal best in the marathon. Although he hasn’t had too many injuries, he has had a stress fracture before. With that in mind, Dylan shared some tips on how he survived it in order to come back stronger and faster than before.
Injury Prevention-When to Run and When to Rest by Dan Way at Canadian Running Magazine. This article helps runners of all levels decipher when to take a couple of days off and when to continue training. It’s very difficult for some runners to take rest days, but rest days are very important. Recovery days help prevent overtraining, chronic fatigue and injuries which can cause serious setbacks down the road.
Test Your Flexibility by Canadian Running Magazine. Mobility and proper range of motion around the joints are very important for preventing running injuries. This article is very easy to understand and find out how flexible you are.
Tibial Stress Injuries by Canadian Running Magazine. Shin pain should not be ignored because it could be a sign of a more serious issue. Tibial stress injuries are common amongst runners and quite often runners are in denial that they have a problem. It’s very important to understand the cause of shin pain and get it taken care of before it causes you to take several weeks off running.
Lies Beginner Runners Need to Stop Believing by Canadian Running Magazine. There are always preconceived myths about running, such as “you always need to go fast” and that “if you run slow then you’re not a real runner”. Who cares if you are not a morning person or a sub 18 min 5k runner? What you need to do is stop believing all the BS that you hear about running and start actually enjoying your running.