Friday, September 4, 2015

Here is a list of potential websites that may have guides or that suggests helpful tips for your running or exercise routines:
Link to a college website containing not only information that could be useful to runners, but the website also offers a variety of classes and other courses pertaining to running as well as many other kinds of athletic activities.
Link that provides detailed information to answer most questions for anyone brand new to running.
Link to a website containing an introductory guide to prepare for a marathon. Although this page is probably better suited for more practiced runners training for marathons, this link also provides useful information for any level of runner.
Recovery is just as important as training when it comes to running, and a lot of people who exercise do not  use proper recovery techniques, such as stretching your various muscle groups. This website remedies that by providing detailed information about everything that has  to do with recover; not just pertaining to running but in fact this information will help the recovery period for any kind of exercise.

Thursday, September 3, 2015

How to Run

One of the greatest bonuses of running is the fact there are so many kinds of running, each uniquely different and better suited for each individual. But for the sake of time and conciseness, I will briefly discuss three broad categories of running so know that if you want more details that searching through google will provide you with a lot more detailed results. I simply want to indroduce the different kinds of running to maybe help motivate those who have never  run before and simply want to start. Now the types of running are sprints, cross-country running (very long distance) and track running (varies in length), and each has its own advantages. Now sprinting is when you run for 20 seconds to a minute, depending on your ability, as fast as you can, followed by a much longer rest period, usually about four times as long as the duration you ran for. Each time you run a sprint and rest is a set and you will usually do 2-10 sets, again depending on personal abilities. The bonuses to this is that it last typically at most 30 minutes, so its a good exercise for those who are always busy, and because you are running at your maximum effort, you will get the maximum results.

Cross-country running is when you jog usually 5-15 miles, again depending on personal ability, and this is usually for more advanced runners. Cross-country running though will greatly improve your stamina and will cause you to burn the most calories.

 Now the third type of running I uniquely named track running because I feel like its better suited for those who are running merely for personal gain and for those who do not want to being a runner. This running is where you simply run laps around the track for as many laps as you want. This is best suited for beginners because there is less distance and it allows you to go at your own pace and take as many breaks as you need. I recommend however that you continually try to push yourself by increasing the number of laps you do each day or by reducing the amount of time you walk or take a break. Overtime, this kind of running will increase your stamina and get you accustomed to running on a regular basis.

Day 1 of Running

        On the first day that you decide to go running, you can choose to go running whenever is most convenient for you, whether that is at the start of your day, during, or just a few hours before you go to bed. It is technically best that you go running first thing in the morning, because it immediately gets your metabolism going, however that can me difficult to do everyday and for many people that is just not an option. In reality, just go running whenever it best fits into your schedule, but the most important thing is that you at least make the attempt to go running that day. There are a few tips though that I can offer to help choose when to run. If you live in a hot climate, it is usually better to go running in the morning or at night when the sun has not yet fully risen because intensive heat will hurt your performance, give you another reason to dislike running, and if you go running when it is too hot you might accidentally hurt yourself. The same could be said about cold climates, so in general take your local weather into concern. On that note, although you can go running in bad weather, such as when it is raining, it is better to find an indoor activity during poor weather because again you are more likely to hurt yourself, or worse, you might get sick. Also, find  a place you enjoy running at including but not limited to; at a park, around your neighborhood, at the gym or wherever you feel comfortable. If you like to alone while running, finding some outdoor path such as at a park, or running around the the border of your neighborhood might improve the experience. However, a word of warning for those who like to go cross-country running, try to stay within reasonable distance of civilization should you get hurt, or you get attacked by a stray animal, its happened to me, and if you insist on going those long distances you should bring your phone. Also, it is not necessary but it is wise to let someone you know when you go running and generally where you intend to be at if you are going to be running far distances from your home. 
Hey everyone, I'm Josh and this is my first time making or even viewing a blog so I am a little new at this, though it is much simpler to make than I previously thought. I chose to write a blog about running for many reasons; over the years running has become almost like a hobby, running is a free and very efficient form of exercising that most people can benefit from and because of this I feel running is an excellent topic because most people are familiar with the idea of running, whether or not they actually like to run. Furthermore, running is also a good topic to discuss in a world where people are becoming more weight conscious and running without a doubt can aid anyone in achieving any desired weight goals. Also, I primarily created this blog as a way to help those who want to start running, or to help people who are trying to find a way to exercise that best suits them. Even if you are already routinely run/jog or even if you already do some other type of exercise on a regular basis, running is a tremendous boost to any exercise routine and you might just find a  helpful tip to improve your exercise performance. Overall, I hope anyone who reads this learns something helpful when they exercise, or better yet it would be amazing if this blog helped give someone the motivation to start running.