We practically know everyone who formerly runs but now isn’t because of priorities from family and work. Heck, it is highly possible that this is now happening even to you! And really, as is often the case, when you were formerly leading an active lifestyle like running, then it can be really hard to learn how to start running again particularly if you’ve been “out of the loop” for a very long time now.
But of course, it IS possible for you to know how to run again at your formerly optimal level; otherwise, you wouldn’t have been reading this article up to this point now, would you? Well then, here are some tips below which you can use when you want to get back into that whole running thing again! Read more below!
Adhere to a specific schedule for your running
One of the most common reasons we always hear from people who used to run is, “I don’t have time to run anymore.” Well, you probably heard of this adage too, while you’re at it: if you have no time for something, make time for it! Of course, the same can also be said for running, too!
So, how do you exactly set a schedule for that, then? Well, you only have to make an effort to make sure that you will always have the time to run, whatever time of the day it may be.
This will also apply to purposes when you’re working or you’re dropping off your kids to school; to be more specific, it’s the time in between your hectic schedules when you can be able to squeeze in some quality running time for yourself. Yes, it sounds hard from the get-go, but nothing is ever easy unless you’ll actually want it!
Choose the proper equipment
When you’re thinking of “equipment” for running, then the first thing that should come to your mind is shoes. And really, why not? It has always been the basics for running, and you can only hit your feet on the pavement if that means you’re wearing a comfy pair for your feet.
But of course, since you’re a woman, then “equipment” can mean more than just shoes: you’ll need a well-fitting sports bra, a light shirt, and some tights or light shirt to protect your body from the elements. Hey, you never can know when the attire you choose will come in handy!
If you’re trying to run again after a long time, then there is no question that you will find it very, very hard to start a pace that is most comfortable to you.
So, with that said, the best way to start running is to, of course, doing so gradually. For starters, you can simply do some light jogging and alternating it with walking or vice-versa. Of course, you can then work your way up from that pace when you begin to feel comfortable with an intense enough running pace.
So, have you figured out how to start running again? Well, we hoped this guide should have helped you, at the very least!