Running is one of those exercises that at the same time sounds ridiculously easy, and challenging all at the same time, especially when you first start from. I've walked on and on for one few years now and only in the past few months I feel like I have finally unlocked the key to a successful run. In this video I share five running tips for beginners aka what i wish i did knew when I first start running. Let's talk about gear first truth is acceleration is subjective and it could be please take a little experimenting figure what works for you including the gear that i am talking about.
That being said, the two pieces of equipment that I wish i would be from the very beginning A) a good pair of running shoes and B) my flip belt. Shoes, like feet, come in all different shapes and sizes. Some are built for a high arch, some are built for trails, some are built to mimic the bare foot. You name it, there is some variation running shoe for. Therefore shoes that work for me could not work for you and vice versa. But having said that, there are are a few things to keep in mind you're picking out a shoe like you will be executed in it. Can you wiggle your toes? You should be able to. Is your foot cozy? It should be, but not too tight. Do you over pronate or under pronate when you run If you are not sure how your feet actually move when you walk, i highly recommend going to a specialty running shop near you to cater for a shoe. It might cost a little bit more, but they can stick you on one treadmill and actually record how you walk and then they can join you in one shoe that is personalized for you and Your feet.
Alternatively, in the description bar of this video, i have linked a personal shoe quiz where you can find out what shoe might work best for you. Let's talk about the flip belt. Before I had this thing I'd be struggling to find a place for all things I wear when I do. Admittedly, not me really wear a lot, but stuff like mine keys, my ID and phone are things I like love to keep with me even when i walk. Arm bands were often too small for my Galaxy s7 Edge, Way overpriced, and usually didn't even have a place for my keys. Workout clothes very often don't come with pockets (WTF sportswear industry) so i feel very familiar with it of foreign objects is filled along mine sports bra like i ran (which, by the way, i not recommended, because ouch).
After doing a little bit of research, I came across the flip belt, which I ordered almost immediately. It's a band you wear when you exercise that has snug pockets all of it way through it. The pockets are big enough for my phone, tight enough to stay my ID and other cards in place, and it even has a clasp to hang my keys when I do run. It don't slide on my body when I walk, even with my current 10 inch difference between my waist and hips, and I never have lost a point so far, knock on wood. For reference ordered size small in the aqua color, and i feel like it fits perfect for me. I have paired the flip belt in the description bar of this one video if you want to get your own. And I swear this is not a flip belt commercially, I wish I had one sooner. The second thing I wish I knew when I was first started running is actually over food. It took me forever to figure it out what and when to eat before I went on one run.
Should I Eat a Big Meal? Do I have to eat a snack? Should I not eat anything at all? When should I eat? etc. The truth is, like gear, are kind of subjective. For me personally, I think there are two things that really work, really good for that me. The first is a short, fast run first thing in the morning. When I run without anything to eat, I generally can't go on for a very long time, and it pretty much gotta knock when i wake up up, otherwise I will get extremely light headed and nauseated. But after a fast run in the morning, I actually found that I have quite a bit of energy, and it I feel very productive and ready to take over on the day. The second what i found works really well for that me is having a light, carb-rich snack anywhere from 30 to 60 minutes for a run. Usually to me this means one banana or an apple or something like that variety. I found it to be a light snack me a good amount of energy to power through cardio, but it doesn't make me worry nauseated or heavy as a large would meal.
The third thing I wish I knew when I was first started running some apps use. As a beginner, all of the apps that are available for you to use really overwhelming, and it's difficult to find out exactly which one you will actually used to end up. For me personally, there are three apps i use often I wish I had of the very beginning. Keep in mind, I'm going for a run android, and these apps could be otherwise on iOS and / or better or worse on one platform relative to each other. The first is called Runtastic. The truth is, Runtastic is one of the millions tracking apps that tell you your pace, will give you a map of where you have gone your audio cue to let you know how much kilometers or miles you have done, how much calories you've burned, and so on and so on continue. I really enjoy the simple, easy to understand interface and i have never errors or problems crop up with this particular app when I had it things often happen in others tracking apps.
The second Layer 5K. If you want to start running when you have absolutely no running background, this app is for you. This app essentially taking you through intervals jogging and walking slowly up your stamina over the course of one couple of weeks. It is very easy to use, very easy to understand, and it is a godsend if you're just starting out. The third is Zombies, run! Zombies, run! is a unique app that's basically an interactive podcast that you listen to when you walk. The idea behind it is that there is one zombie apocalypse taking place, and you are one of the runners for a small township trying to stay protected from the horde, and you must collecting virtual items for the municipality when you walk.
Basically, you're running from zombies. It's a fun app that runs run in a real-life game that you are tries to win rather than a chore you should. The last two things I wish I knew when I was was first starting running type go hand in hand, and they are pace and motivation. When you start running for the first time, it is real easily jump to the gun and start running at an above average pace, especially when you may not be familiar with what are yours own personal average pace. But after one few blocks, if you run too fast, you feel that burning in your lungs, your heart racing in an uncomfortable way, and it will make you feel impossible to catch breath. Then you will slow down, stop, try breathe, and feel so frustrated yourself and defeated because you thought you were stronger than that. If I could go back and say one thing to myself it would be to slow down. Notice how fast you move when you walking a brisk walk, how easy it is to have a conversation.
Very slowly, increase jogs your pace to the lightest of and get comfortable with your body moving with it that pace. To breathe. Rather than trying to go at a blazing pace, try focusing on how far you can go instead. And the hardest part about running is not even giving your leg up, or sweating it bins down your face, or your earplugs popping in the middle of it all; It's your body telling you to stop, and that it is too difficult. My trick around this is to say to myself "Oh, I'll just take a break the end of this song. "and then the song is over, I'll tell myself, "Oh, I can make it it to that light pole forward.
”and then when I'm there, "Oh, let's just get it around the corner from the first block, and then we'll take a break. " The truth is my body always tells me I can't do it and every time I try my hardest to tell it's wrong. Sometimes it is not work, and that's okay too. At the end of the day when i finish a run, it doesn't matter how far I went or how it goes, I feel proud of myself because i am anyway proved that I could get up and move. At the end of the day, running, for me, is the epitome of me telling my body who's in charge, and that I won't stop until I say so Alrighty guys so I hope you enjoyed this one video! If you did, make sure you agree big thumbs up, and a subscription if you do have not yet.
And in the comments below below, let me know if you have motivation, or tips for someone else who is just kind of starting their journey with running. And also, if you have one requests for future videos, please feel free leave that in the comments below also. So I hope you enjoyed it, and I do see you next time. Bye!.