4 Signs You Might Be Running Wrong

Running is one of the best ways to stay fit and have a healthy heart. However, it can also be a good way to injure yourself and cause a setback in your running routine. So whether you’re training for an upcoming marathon, or is simply doing it as a fitness routine, make sure that you look out for the following signs that you might be running the wrong way.

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  1. You’re in Pain. A little soreness is normal, especially if you’re new to running. But if the pain lasts for several days, then it’s a clear sign that you’ve injured yourself. Such pain is often could be caused by the running shoes you’re using, or you’ve gone and over-trained. If the former is the cause, then simply replace your old shoes with a new pair of sneaks that you’re comfortable running with. But if the pain is caused by the latter, then your best option is to rethink your training regimen and consult a running coach to help you set a more realistic goal.
  1. You Have Tight Muscles. Skipping a proper warm-up and cool-down is what often causes muscles to tighten mid-run. To prevent this from happening, perform a dynamic stretching routine beforehand to properly stretch your muscles out and get your heart rate raising. Once you’re done with your routine, perform a cool-down exercise by jogging at a slower pace and doing some static stretches like lunges to prepare your body to stop.TheRunners_Still#4
  1. You Burnout Quickly. Running quickly right from the start of your routine is one way to quickly burnout in the middle of your run. That’s because your amped-up pace makes it difficult for your body to respond to the work that it’s about to do, making you feel fatigued faster and your runs shorter. The best way to counter this is to find and run in your ideal pace. Start with a slow, easy run then gradually increase your pace to make your run more challenging.
  1. You’re Not Motivated to Run. Dragging yourself off the sofa to start running can be extremely difficult at times. So instead of doing running exercises on your own, join a running club in your area to help you stay motivated and find encouragement you need from your fellow runners. Mingle with the people in your club and learn as many things as you can to help you grow to a better and more experienced runner.

Running is indeed a fun way to get fit. So ensure that you’re doing it right to get the most out of this easy, fun and healthy routine. o-RUNNING-facebook

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