Last night, I popped along to the Runners Need Southwark Bridge store for an exclusive women’s event all about running!
Not a bad start being greeted by cupcakes…and champagne…
The event consisted of a few short talks from Christina MacDonald ( Women’s Running Magazine), a run coach, physiotherapist, Nike EKIN (talking about footwear) along with 15% discount in store and the opportunity to be measured for sports bras by Shock Absorber. According to the programme I had, Yurbuds were supposed to be there…but nothing was said…
|Nike EKIN talk|
Anyway, I found the first talk to be the most interesting…and came away with quite a few tips to share with you guys…so here goes…
Tip: the most important pieces of kit when you begin running are shoes and a sports bra
Tip: don’t compare yourself with other people
Tip: start with a walk / run programme and build up gradually
Tip: be consistent with training. Plan your sessions for the week in advance
Tip: on days where you are lacking motivation, try and ‘out and back’ run – run to a certain place then try to run back quicker!
Tip: cross training is important!
Tip: vary your run route to eliminate boredom
Tip: don’t do hard sessions back to back…utilise recovery runs.
Tip: build mileage slowly. Use the 10% rule – don’t increase mileage more than this per week
Tip: weaknesses can be magnified when you increase mileage.
Tip: keep a running diary – note down emotions as well as your physical state
Tip: remember to hydrate
…..okay so there is a lot here! …and I even have a few more that I can maybe share shortly! In the meantime, if you have any questions or would like me to expand on any particular tip just leave a comment below 🙂
We also got a fab goody bag with lots of bits including some cliff bars, vita coco, sweatbands, blister plasters and more! You know if I end up loving anything in particular I will share more with you!
Happy Running Guys & Gals!
Elle 🙂 x