This article from completerunning.com really hit home for me. It is a list of 100 running tips for beginners; it has some great ideas/information/words of wisdom for new runners. I especially love the tip to "buy running clothes you look good in and that will motivate you to run," I could not agree with that more! Nothing beats your comfy t-shirt and shorts, but some of those performance fabrics really do work, no joke. I'm sure we all have our favorite outfits that just scream "get out there and run why don't you!"Some of my favorite tips from this article were:
- Do not compare yourself to others. Run within yourself and for yourself first.
- Race day is not the day to try new shoes, eat new foods, or wear brand new clothing.
- Set realistic short term and long term goals.
- Forgive yourself. Over-ambitious goals usually lead to frustration and giving up on your fitness plan. If you miss a goal or milestone let it go and focus on the next opportunity to get it.
Any "new running" tips this article may have missed?