With the arrival of spring, running is a great way to spend time outdoors and enjoy the mild spring weather. In this article, you will find some tips and tricks that will help you start your running routine.
1. Set your goal
Having a goal is a great way to stay motivated. Start by setting a concrete and achievable goal, for example completing a 5 km run. Then, determine your game plan and when you want to reach your goal. I also suggest you to read Running 101 : What I Would Have Liked to Know Before Started to Run to learn simple tips to get started on the right foot, remain motivated and avoid injuries.
2. Establish your routine
Book time in your schedule for your workouts. Start slowly with, for example, 2 sessions of 20 minutes per week, and gradually increase. I strongly suggest you do your sessions in the morning, as you will feel energized and make healthier choices throughout the day. Why not alternate your outdoor activities with a morning yoga routine?
3. Choose your music
A good selection of music tracks can be both motivating and help you keep the tempo. I really like the ones on Spotify in the running section. Choose a playlist with a higher BPM for a faster tempo, or a lower BPM for a moderate tempo.
4. Get active wear
Clothing is an important part of running because it can make our running experience more enjoyable. Personally, I really like my Para Jacket because it is super light and protects me from rain and wind. Moreover, it has a reflective strip to be visible at dusk. Under my coat, I wear a sports bra and a polyester long sleeve sweater that helps repel moisture (see Agnessa top). Finally, for the lower body, a form-fitting legging remains, as far as I am concerned, the best option, because it is comfortable and allows me to move easily. My favourite is the Burst legging. For shoes, I suggest you go to a speciality store. The professionals who work there will know how to find the shoe model that best suits you. This will allow you to maximize your workouts and reduce the risk of injury.
Yoga teacher at Wanderlust and Énergie Cardio, Lolë ambassador for three years
I discovered yoga in 2008. Having done ballet from childhood to adolescence, I found in yoga the same benefits that dance brought me, and even more. In 2009, I started teaching different styles to group classes in fitness centres. This experience was very rewarding to me because, among other things, it helped develop my confidence. Meanwhile, my passion for yoga has grown steadily. Last year, I made the best decision of my life, which was to follow the Wanderlust teacher training. What I want more than anything is to continue to learn and to help students through the practice of yoga.