Every Friday, three DC area bloggers Mary at Mar On the Run, Cynthia at You Signed Up For What?! and Courtney from Eat Pray Run, DC to host the Friday Five linkup. Anyone can join with their own Friday Five post (yes, it must be a Friday Five!!) They encourage you to visit other blogs on the linkup, comment, share and engage!
This week, the theme is Running Tips
Here are 5 tips for New Runners.
1. Shoes are important.
It is essential to have good running shoes — ones that fit and that are comfortable. The first time, you should go to a running store to get fitted and try out different shoes.
2. Wear comfortable clothes.
They shouldn’t chafe and should be breathable. Of course, if you look good, even better.
3. Eat properly.
That means not “running on empty.” I try to eat carbs before I run and protein after. But really, a healthy diet is the most important. If you run more than 4 miles, try different types of fuel before you use one in a race.
4. Sign up for races.
There’s no greater motivator than running a race. The excitement of other racers is contagious. You will meet other runners. (Runners are the nicest people.) You will be surprised how much faster you run when you are racing.
5. Be proud.
Even if you are a slow runner or have a bad run, by running you have accomplished something big – Something that many people cannot do.
Happy Running! Any other tips for new runners?