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Jamie Gewurz - How To Stop Running Away From Your Resolutions

by LOGiiX Marketing January 16, 2017

Jamie Gewurz - How To Stop Running Away From Your Resolutions

 

Jamie Gewurz, Copywriter

We’re halfway through January now, and approaching a time where you may have already given up on your New Year’s resolutions. One of your popular resolutions might be to make 2017 the year you get into shape. It can be hard if you’ve never done any training before though. However, following a simple running plan can be just the thing to get you on the right path.

 

The best running plans (at least for beginners), include running three days a week: two shorter runs, and one increasingly longer one. Challenging yourself to eventually run a certain distance (such as 10 KM) can be a great motivator when it comes to staying consistent. It doesn’t matter what days you run on, as long as you allow your body time to rest, especially after the longer run. Here is a sample of a running plan for beginners.

 

 

WK
Day 1
Day 2
Day 3
1
4 KM
3.5 KM
5 KM
2
4 KM
3.5 KM
5.5 KM
3
4 KM
3.5 KM
6 KM
4
5 KM
3.5 KM
6.5 KM
5
5 KM
3.5 KM
7 KM
6
6.5 KM
3.5 KM
8 KM
7
6.5 KM
3.5 KM
9 KM
8
6.5 KM
3.5 KM
10 KM

 

 

However, if you’re a complete newbie to the world of fitness, particularly cardio, you might want to try something a bit easier. A plan with intervals, or periods of both running and walking, might suit you better. Here’s a 12-week training plan that does just that.

There’s absolutely no shame in taking longer to train, because no matter how slow you go, you’re still lapping everybody on the couch.

If you decide to take your running outside, a run tracker like Strava can be a great tool to log your runs. Running outside is always recommended, as you can explore new areas of your city, get some fresh air, and run on a more natural environment than a treadmill. Unfortunately, this can be tough to do in the cold winter months, so don’t worry if you have to stay inside. If you do, just make sure you use an app like RunKeeper that doesn’t rely on GPS.

Running Resolutions

Whether you’re running inside or out, running with your phone is key. If you’re going to do it, you’ll want to keep it protected. Plus, it can be very annoying (and even risky) to have a phone rattle around in your pockets. The LOGiiX Flexband holds your phone to your arm in a comfortable and seemingly weightless manner. It’s also waterproof!

In addition to logging your runs, your phone can be used to listen to music or podcasts to motivate you with each stride. Some podcasts to check out include Freakonomics, Stuff You Should Know, and Serial.

Now that you’ve got your running plan, your Flexband, your podcasts, and a pair of headphones, you’re all set. No excuses. Time to get running!

Got any running tips or tricks? Let us know in the comments below.

 

 





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