Are you struggling to stay motivated with your running or start back up since Christmas?
We've put together a handy guide to get your mo-jo back and start kicking running goals again.
1.Set your Goal
Set your goals early and put them somewhere you can see them. Consider having some smaller ‘mini-goals’ to aim for whilst on the journey to your bigger goal.
A great goal is the 2019 Jetty 2 Jetty, this fun run is perfect for beginner runners and experienced runners looking to improve a PB. Registrations will open in early 2019.
2. Running Program
Get a running program - for new runners, start with a walk/run program (couch25k is a great option or smaller distance programs are available).
We also have a 16 week half marathon program created by Shena Dale, a running physio from Scarborough Physio.
Having a set running program will help to guide your training.
3. Strength and Conditioning
Get a good strength & conditioning program which compliments your running - this will help you with your running endurance and can help to keep you injury free.
A strength and conditioning program does not have to be at the gym, you can do lots of suitable strengthening for running with a simple program at home or using free gym equipment at public parks.
4. Find a Running Buddy
Join a running group or ask a good friend to be your running partner. Having someone to run with makes it more fun and can help to keep you motivated and accountable on those days you think you’d rather sleep in!
5. Running Coach
Consider getting a running coach. They can write you an individual program, help to guide your training and race preparation, answer any questions you have about running and take away some of the stress of training for a race.
6. Consult a Doctor
If you are new to running, consider getting checked out by your Dr before starting to train. If you are a seasoned runner, consider getting a physio assessment to identify any muscle imbalances, help to ensure you are targeting the right muscles in your training and to help you stay injury free.