This is essentially my Running story (the brief version), based on the No.1 thing I learned from it.
Strength, Endurance, Speed and Determination
When it comes to the time of day were completely exhausting myself is the most relaxing part. I found that when on my own I very much pick and choose the same routine (the things I am good at) there is no problem with this other than I actually want to be able to achieve the things I 'Can't' do.
"I can't run" Something I have not said in 8 months.
This is a common one, I really used to believe I couldn't run and that I am just not a runner. I used to avoid the treadmill like the plague, however I had a pressing erg to want to be able to run! Seemed a bit weird as I found it so physical difficult even though I am a seasoned cyclist and endure high cardio workouts, nope still couldn't even run for one minuet.
Anyways, I opted for a walk run method (a lot more walking than running at first) gradually increasing the running times and reducing the walking times 8 months down the line I am running 45 minuets to an Hour and still pushing myself & enjoying it (most importantly) and have signed up to next years London Marathon.
Why run, a lot of people say you shouldn't run and that it's not the best form of cardio its "damaging to the body", and I don't think they are wrong but to me the goods out way the bad and I wasn't particularly sure what the goods were until I tried it.
- To start with its feels really great to be able to run, literally very freeing
- Its has 'changed the game' for me. My Fitness endurance levels have hit the sky. Changed dramatically I have taken time of my cycling miles and increased my distance what feels like overnight (cycling feels 110% easier) I have to work a hell of a lot harder to tier my self out. < Not sure if that's a good thing ;)
- Gets me outside more (soak up that vitamin D)
- Overall happier person (That Runners High)
So the title kinda gives it away but the more and more I ran the better I got, quiet obviously really.
Going forward this simple practice I have used to improve pretty much anything, I avoided side planks as I found them uncomfortable and tiring so I did them more, and its quiet obvious what happened next!
This is not just something I apply to my fitness this works for pretty much anything, it gets easier every time. ( Be bothered to do the 'hard' part)
Published by Annalieza .