8 Key Tips for Making Running Your New Hobby  

Understand why do you want to run? What are you going to achieve with this sport? Be it your active lifestyle, weight loss dreams, preparing yourself another sport or just for building your stamina
  1. Firm up your “WHY” factor

 

Understand why  you want to run? What are you going to achieve with this sport? Be it your active lifestyle, weight loss dreams, preparing yourself another sport or just for building your stamina, understand the “Why” factors as those would help you to make your new hobby more likable and do able.

 

  1. Learn Techniques

 

Any sport is enjoyable if you pick up the techniques. So does running. The more you are good at running techniques the longer your run, the lesser you are prone to short and long term injuries. Muscle conditioning and eating techniques will make keep you on track.

 

  1. Build a positive mindset

 

Half of your running distance is been run by your mind. So, prepare your mindset with positive thoughts, encouraging self-talks and this would definitely push you up when you are down.

 

  1. Prepare your schedule

 

If you prepare a weekly schedule of your running times, you are more likely to gravitate to it.

You can sign up for a running event bit ahead which would motivate you get back to your running habits when you derail.

 

  1. Practice

 

Practice, practice and practice.

 

  1. Listen to your body

 

Every human body is unique and you need to listen to your body how it takes your new hobby. Observe those calves, shins, hips, ankles, upper body, core muscles, pumping heart, Puffing lungs. This would help you to improve your techniques and recover well.

 

  1. Team up

 

Finding a running partner, signing up for local/office running clubs will increase the chances of you hitting the road often thus, increase the chances of turning your new hobby, a habit.

 

  1. Gear up

 

Pay close attention to what kind of gear you wear especially shoes, if you decide to wear one. Apt gear will make your hobby enjoyable and sometimes you can even show off!

 

Enjoy your new hobby – Running ; and all the very best.

 

Written by:

Karthik

“Founder – Ottam Lifestyle, a sports tech organisation aims in improving the active lifestyle of the community through simple, efficient and sustainable ways.”

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