Category: Running

The gear you need for running

The gear you need for running

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Are you a regular runner? Do you like to run? If so, did you already have the proper gear to do so? Running might look simple but without the proper gear, it can be anything but simple. In this article we will show you what you need have in order to run effortlessly and efficiently.

A pair of shoes

A pair of shoes

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The most important running accessory. While you can run on bare feet to save cost, the price you will have to pay in the long run is much dearer. Doing so will put your feet under a lot of pressure which can lead many feet problems like plantar fasciitiss pain. Trust me, it is very uncomfortable living with it, you can look on the internet for more information.

As for your pair of shoes, choose something that is just slightly bigger for comfort reason. Remember take into consideration all the related matters like color, brand, style, designs, etc. You already invest in them so might as well make the most out of that investment.

A pair of socks

A pair of socks

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“Wearing shoes without socks and there will be a lot of friction between your feet and the shoes. This could turn out much more uncomfortable than going bare feet. A few steps are enough to feel the discomfort, so you can imagine how uncomfortable it is to run a few laps in that condition. Hence, don’t be a miser, invest in a pair of sock. Anything that fit is more than OK.

Outfit

Running outfit

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Recreational running doesn’t require any particular outfit, shorts and sport T-shirt are good combination. However, for long distance, you will need something tightly fit to your body and sweat absorbent. This is to reduce the drag, fatigue and increase the grounds cover.

Water container

Water container

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When we exercise, our body will secrete sweat, which is a natural process. Then as the body keeps secreting more and more sweat, we will start to feel tired due to dehydration. This is the last thing you want to happen to you. Hence, supplying the body with water at the right moment is what you need to do in order to cover more distance. Bring any portable water container along and have quick sips whenever you need.

That should cover everything you need to have in order to do this exercise. If you have anything to add, don’t hesitate to write down your comment below.

 

The correct form of running

correct form of runningRunning is an easy activity. You just get in some comfortable clothes, a pair of cleats and just do what is faster than walking. But is it really that simple or is it just the tip of the iceberg. I used to believe so until I was enlightened by a colleague of mine. In this article, I will share with you the proper form of running so that you can benefit the most from this form of exercise.

Suitable strides

Suitable stridesYou might think the longer the stride the faster you will finish. Well, you are correct, sort of. It’s true that longer stride will lead to more grounds being cover and thus, shorter time to finish the lap. However, if you increase your stride length too much, you are doing what is called over striding. This will help you cover more ground on the first few steps but just after a few hundred meters, you will get uncomfortable and tired really quick. At that moment, if that goes on, you could seriously injured. Therefore, you should take short and light steps and don’t extend your leg beyond you’re the point of feeling uncomfortable.

Running tall

By that, I mean running with your back vertically straight, you could also lean slightly to the front in order to propel the body forward. This form will help you benefit more from this exercise than any other forms. What’s more, It will make you appear much more confident, which can actually make you feel confident with each stride as well.

Move forwards

By this, I really mean moving forward in a straight line. Lots of runners make unnecessary side to side movements, especially with the arms. Imagine a straight line that divides your body in half, each of your arms must not move past that line under any circumstances. That will propel you forward much more effectively. Another thing is the movement of the eyes. You are not running on a minefield so there is absolutely no need to check your feet every time and thus, always keep your eyes straight to see where you are going and not on the roads or your shoes.

Stay relaxed

When you are under stressed, nothing you do can be accomplished efficiently; therefore, stay calm and enjoy the process of running. Keep your hands loose and your shoulder relaxed as if you are holding an egg in your hand. Also, swing your arms just right, underdo it and you will not move very fast, whereas overdoing it will lead to tiredness much faster

Know your limit

If you have only started running, don’t run long distance because your body are not used to that. Try something easy like switching between short sprints and normal running continuously. Take a break or get some water if it is too much then repeat again and increase the difficulty as you progress.

That should be everything you need to know about the correct form of running. As a bonus of this article, here is a link to our shop, which offer a wide range of products for running and sport in general, e.g T-shirt, giày chính hãng, and many more