Just because I have limited time to blog, doesn’t mean I can’t share some great info. With running on many of our brains right now, I share this link (hopefully) to 101 tip about running from some of the pros. Right now I am working on thinking less about the miles I log and more about the time spent out running. I am glad to see that is one of the tips! This morning, I commit to a 30 minute jog, hopefully before the rain comes.
If you have tips you would like to add to this list, please feel free and make it a great Monday….if, in fact, Monday can ever actually be great 🙂
Carolina once told me while running with me to think about moving my body forward. When you run on a treadmill, you stay where you are and the tread moves, but running outdoors means YOU have to propel yourself forward. Also, be careful of up and down movement. Your head should remain at a near constant level and not bob way up and down – hence moving you forward. 🙂
Carol, I never liked running on the treadmill. I used to do it years ago with Judy Ablack, but I never loved the treadmills, period. I do like running outside much more, even though the heat is killer. It is true that you must more effort on land to keep propelling yourself forward. If nothing bothers the body, it all becomes mental. I just keep thinking one foot in front of the other. Thanks for your input!
I recently read an article with silly tips for running and improving your pace, etc. and one of the tips was to not think of running as stepping out in front of you to gain distance, you should visualize yourself pushing off the earth behind you to push yourself forward. Such a silly (and somewhat obvious) suggestion, but I swear it must have clicked with me; even Kyle noticed the increase in my pace. Another tip that has made running much less painful for me – is how to deal with side-stitches. If you inhale and exhale when your left foot hits the ground you won’t get that dreaded knot in your lower abdomen. 🙂
So glad to see you’re along for this running ride too!
Thanks, Nicole…I am going to think about the pushing off on my next run. I did 2 miles yesterday morning (slow as as a snail, but still 2 miles) and am hoping to run 2-3 times a week for the summer. As for the side stitch, I don’t think I run fast enough to get one, but Jane often gets them and I will share this tip with her. Thanks for the inspiration!!!! love you to pieces!!!