Created on January 22, 2023
Running is an aerobic exercise which requires a lot of oxygen, so it's important to have good breathing technique.
Try to consciously control your breathing in your first training sessions, with deep breaths at a controlled pace. That way you'll be able to maintain the necessary energy to keep going.
When you're starting out, it's fundamental to take short strides so as not to tire yourself out and have to finish early.
The trick to taking short strides? Landing first with the front part of your foot rather than your heel will help you have a more natural stride.
Another essential factor to consider is your posture while running, for aerodynamics and to avoid injury.
It is advisable to keep your elbows at a right angle and move your arms and legs at the same rhythm. It's not a good idea to be completely upright, but rather very slightly inclined forward.
Running when you're stressed could be counterproductive as you can forget to control your breathing, posture, and even stride.
It's fundamental to enjoy exercise, in whatever form, as this way we'll be 100% aware of each movement before, during, and after.
When starting a new sport you don't have to go from 0 to 100 just like that. It's important to control and distribute your energy.
You'll get better results with a gradual evolution and avoid losing energy mid-way.
A good way to progress in running is to surround yourself with people who can motivate you.
This company should be more or less at the same level as you, as otherwise they could have the opposite effect.