The Run Down — Running Tips
If you’ve made the investment in a pair of quality running shoes, then you already know that a good pair isn’t cheap. They’re worth every penny, but no runner wants to buy them more often than needed. To make sure you get the most mileage possible out of each and every pair, try following these tips:
Having trouble acclimating to the heat and humidity this summer? You’re not alone. Try as we might, many runners struggle to adjust to the soaring temperatures and stifling dampness found in so many areas this time of year. You may find yourself why, more than a month into the official summer season, running just doesn’t seem to be getting easier. Fall marathon training might seem like a joke right now. Trust me, I get it.
If you’ve been running for more than a few months, you’ve undoubtedly heard the widely accepted adage that all runners should be regularly fitted for shoes at their local running specialty store. It’s true – when it comes to running, a sport that requires a repetitive motion and high impact, it’s imperative to have shoes that are well fit to your specific foot and are in line with your goals and your current mileage. But have you ever been told that it might be beneficial to run in more than one pair of shoes?
While some runners are ready for a break after training for and finishing a race, not everyone embraces recovery so completely. After all, for many people, there are concerns about lost fitness, weight gain, boredom, inability to manage stress, or preparation for upcoming races. I know I’ve been guilty of not taking the proper amount of recovery time on more than one occasion!
Runners who struggle with tightness, cramping, or pain in their lower legs while running are willing to try pretty much anything to alleviate their symptoms. One popular solution is running in compression socks or tights. Benefits like increased blood flow, improved circulation, prevention of cramps, and improved recovery are espoused by manufacturers of compression garments. But does running in this specialized gear actually make a difference?
With the wild temperature swings that can sometimes come at this time of year, it can be hard to get your body adjusted to running at any given temperature. Before you know it, though, warmer weather will be here to stay. If you typically have a hard time when the mercury rises, these simple tips might help your running sail into spring more smoothly.