Running Tips from Luminus Health | Briefs
Are you preparing to hit the pavement? Whether you’re a first-time runner or competing in a 5K run in person or virtual, here are some tips you need to know to ensure you have the best experience.
Wear a good pair of shoes
Your feet should be comfortable during your run. Ideally, you should buy new shoes for running every 350 miles or every six months.
After this time, the foam in the shoe tends to wear out. This makes your feet less stable during your run. Running a 5 km in worn shoes can also cause painful blisters.
Pay attention to aches and pains
When working out, watch out for any discomfort. You should be able to run consecutively for 20 minutes without aches or pains.
If you are running and something is wrong, you can start walking.
If the pain persists and affects your daily activities, see a doctor.
Know your hydration needs
Hydration during your run is very important. Water requirements depend on the runner.
You can run well for 30 minutes without water depending on your training level. Others may need to take a water bottle with them on their run. Do what works best for you.
Be aware of your surroundings
If you wear headphones while running, wear them only in one ear. You want to be aware of your surroundings. As well as being an important safety measure, it allows you to keep other runners or bikers around you in mind.
Agree with changing your running goal
On race day, make sure you take the time to do it right. You are not competing with anyone, especially during a virtual 5K.
Even if you have the best training plan and the best shoes, your run may not go as planned. When you run on race day, do your best.
Dat Quach, PT, is a physiotherapist specializing in orthopedics, sports medicine and runner injuries at Luminis Health.
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