Tag: Running coach

GUEST BLOG #16 – WHY DO YOU RUN?

It’s been a wee while since I had a guest blogger on here – and I really am sorry for that as I blooming love them! I absolutely love them because; a) it’s great to be a little nosy and find out about how runners got started running; b) I like finding out about races that I’ve never heard of before; and c) (this is possibly my most favourite) hearing the incredible hints, tips and advice.

Today on ‘Why do you run?’ we have the pleasure of having Jamie. I’ve followed Jamie on Instagram now for a couple of years; no matter the weather, the workout or the time of day, she always has this huge smile on her face. I highly recommend you checking her out on IG and her blog (links are below). 

Enjoy!

SHOULD I RUN? ASK YOURSELF THESE 5 QUESTIONS.

When you can’t be bothered running and you’d rather stay in and watch Netflix, or meet your friends for a drink, perhaps have a bath with a glass of wine, or an extra hour in bed; we’ve all been there. But what do you do? Do you give into temptation and not run, or do you force yourself out the door?

Ask yourself these questions:

BAD RUNS HAPPEN TO GOOD PEOPLE

We’ve all been there, a run that is a struggle from start to finish. Our legs feel like lead. Every step feels like it could be the last before tumbling to the ground in a heap. These are the runs where we prove to ourselves that we are strong and capable.

Boy oh boy, this morning’s run was one of these tough runs, and in fact my husband was feeling the same way, so at least we were both on the struggle train together.

HOW TO FIND THE PERFECT RUNNING COACH FOR YOU

Having a running coach isn’t just for elite, Olympic level athletes.  Sure they all have coaches, but anyone can have a running coach; whether you are trying to hit a personal best, getting back into running after an injury or long break, you are completely new to running, or you have hit a plateau in your times and need help pushing through.

NEW TO RUNNING? HERE ARE MY TOP 5 THINGS YOU NEED TO GET STARTED.

First things first, whether you ‘jog’, run intervals (that’s when you run for X number of minutes, walk for X number of minutes and repeat), or run continuously – you, my friend, are a runner!

It can be overwhelming when starting running – you go into a running store and see ALL the gear. It’s difficult to know what is required, what is a nice to have, and what would be a complete waste of money.

Here is my list of 5 things to get you started.