Training is essential in every athlete’s life. It defines the athlete performance level on the aspect of sports event he has chosen. Whether you are a runner, football player, swimmer, cricket play, or volleyball player, it doesn’t matter because training must be done for the body to be adequately equipped, and ready for the main game. Here is how to prepare you into getting set for distance running.
There are plenty of things to put into consideration when distance running is involved. A runner should have comfortable running shoes, your running log. In the record, you can write all the vital statistics, as you oversee your progress and look out for signs that signify you have to improve. The log consists of daily distance covered, your weight, morning pulse, personal records as regards your run and your daily comments are also crucial because it gives you an idea of your feeling before and after a series. The log also helps you to keep track of when you start feeling any pain. You can then figure out the source of the problem and tackle it.
Moving on, while training of the real thing, you have to put your body in consideration most especially your joints, lower back, feet, ankles, knees, and hips. Make sure you save them for the real thing, straining them before the primary race can affect your success rate. Nevertheless, you have to prepare for the real thing properly, but it should be done professionally, carefully and gradually to avoid confirming the body to stress and injuries.
The treadmill is another speed workout you can rely on when preparing for a distance run. This kind of exercise gives you less strain compared to the road’s practice. Typically anglers on the treadmill are set at three percent higher, but if you want something more challenging, you can gradually increase the angle of inclination.
Nature also affects on training time. Hot summer days leave you dehydrated and take toll of your overall performance. You are training in the morning, before sunrise, and in the evening, after the sun sets. Therefore, you can adjust your training schedule to fit the weather. Training before dawn helps boost your energy’s level, and after sunset helps prevents your body from breaking down due to heat strokes, enables you to sleep well and also stabilizes your blood pressure.
Running in the evening can be risky sometimes before it is dark and cars might not notice you. Therefore, you are advised to wear a bright color and wear a headlamp if possible.
Other than the physical preparation, mental and emotional development is made in getting ready for distance running. Start at a training pace which suits the capacity your body can handle, to prevent muscle strain and joint pains, after which you can gradually employ changes as you go, based on the statistics you have accumulated, start with little steps before taking the giant leaps. Stretching before running is not necessary; you can do so after running to relax the muscles.