Feeling the need to get up and go?
In 2019 we will be hosting the Classic Run Series - giving you a chance to run at some of our iconic racecourses. Here are some tips to get your running journey started.
Set a goal
We appreciate that running can be a mentally challenging sport at times, so it’s a great idea to focus on something to keep your motivation high.
Whether your goal is two weeks away, or two years in advance - it’s good to strive towards your own goals and ambitions. Remember, it’s also important to be realistic. Running is a sport where you only get out what you put in. If you don’t reach your goal, don’t beat yourself up because running is difficult! Try to take one step at a time with small manageable blocks of training.
There are now so many different types of running shoes, it’s difficult to know where to start!
It’s important that your shoes have the right balance of comfort and functionality. Your shoes should reflect your type of training.
Running can be tough on the body, so make sure you have the right shoes to prevent any possible injuries.
Try to focus less on the style, colour or brand of the shoe, and more on the functionality.
Rest & Recovery
Training doesn’t mean running every day. Training is about listening to your body and ensuring that if you need a rest day, take one. You need to let your body rest and recover from difficult sessions. With running, it's about quality over quantity. You don’t want to get to the point where you’re running purely for the sake of running. It’s about balancing the right type of sessions for you, with the right amount of recovery.
We appreciate that everyone trains differently. If you are one of the few runners who can train every day, try to incorporate a recovery run as one of your sessions.
It’s important to keep a note of your training.
A training diary gives you the opportunity to monitor your progress over the weeks. As the weeks go by, you should begin to see improvements in your training. If you don’t keep a record of your training, it’s difficult to gauge whether you are improving or not.
You need to monitor your training to see if your training plan is working. It’s better to find out sooner, rather than later, if you need to change your plan!
Join a running group
Running can be a lonely sport at times - especially if the weather is bad and you’re training alone.
One of the benefits of running with a group or a club, is that you’re not alone. You have the opportunity to socialise and forget about things… like the weather.
Running with a group or club can also introduce a fun and competitive element to your training where you can prepare for a race environment.
We at The Classic Run Series wish you all the best with your training, and we will hopefully see you at one of our races in the future. Happy running!