Its time to get up off that couch and start running! The last thing you feel like doing is going for a run after a long day at work but thats why we are here, to keep you motivated! If you are a novice that requires a goal you have come to the right place. Combine getting fit with raising money for charity.
Getting up in the morning is normally hard enough but knowing you have to get up and do a training run means you may need a little more motivation than most. Starting your day with a wake up song for the morning will always helps sweep away those early morning cobwebs and gets the mind psyched up and ready to train the body. We really love our wake up songs so check out our top ten here.
If you’ve decided to take on the ultimate challenge of running a marathon it’s essential that you prepare yourself mentally and physically. Running a marathon is one of the hardest things most people will ever undertake, so it’s vital that you start a marathon training program at least 16 to 20 weeks before the start of the race. Here are our essential tips for getting marathon fit.
If you like to be surrounded by others, partaking in charity runs is a great opportunity to increase your social circles and meet many other like minded people running to better themselves & make the world a better place! Join a running group or draw together your friends & workmates to form a charity running team! Surrounding yourself with a support network championing the same cause will prove even more satisfying when you reach your fundraising target.
Firstly, congratulations on making that decision to get off the couch, start fundraising and taking on a charity run. Charity running is an exciting and rewarding way to raise money for wonderful causes in need of your help. But did you know that participating in charity runs may also prove to be your own lifer?
Running for a charity isn't the easiest of challenges and especially when you have to train for the event in the winter. The evenings and early mornings are now getting darker and colder, so it can be hard to keep up with your training schedule as the comfort of your warm bed or a night on the couch beckons. We've got some great tips to help you stick to your training schedule through the coldest months, whether it be finding a bit of extra motivation or getting the right kit to face the elements. Plus regular exercise helps keep you in top shape and better able to fight off those winter colds and bugs!
The key to sticking to any new training or healthy eating plan is to make it a new habit. It will feel less like a chore and more like part of your new healthy lifestyle, plus you'll be in shape for your charity running event before you know it. By creating a new healthy habit and fitting it with your routine, you will hopefully ensure that it sticks with you for life.
You're cruising. You've just passed the 14-mile mark, and you're already planning your next race on the basis that the one you're doing right now is (almost literally) 'a walk in the park'. And then you start to feel a little sluggish... You're legs are that tiny bit heavier, that chaffage you thought you'd left behind in your training days has made a timely reappearance and all of a sudden it seems to take forever for the next mile marker to arrive. As you close your eyes and focus on each and every step, indulge in a few swigs of your sports drink, and sensibly slow down to a comfortable pace so as not to burnout too soon, you think to yourself 'this must be The Wall'.
Are you sitting on the sofa whilst reading this, thinking about how you should really go out for a training session, but struggling to find the motivation, or formulating a worthy excuse for yourself in your head? We all do it! Running for charity is a good excuse to stop those bad habbits and start getting healthy.
It doesn't matter what distance you have decided to run for charity, for ladies of every shape and size, a sports bra is as essential for running as a good pair of trainers. Making a good investment now will pay dividends in the future as you will be protecting your best assets against the effects of high impact training.
If you have decided to run for charity you need to look after you knees. Knee pain is surprisingly common and if you've not experienced it before, it can be very painful. We've put together some top tips on avoiding and dealing with knee pain. If you are in severe pain or discomfort - you should always consult your GP for medical advice.
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