Here are some tips to keep running easy this fall, from WomensRunning.com, the Official Magazine of the Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon Series. This will get you ready to ROCK the Transamerica Rock ‘n’ Roll Half Marathon!
1. Stand Tall and Roll Your Shoulders Back
“Focus on rolling your shoulders back, opening up your rib cage and standing taller.”
2. Smile and Unclench Fists
“Many of us show our tension on our faces and in the way we tighten up our bodies.”
3. Focus on the mile you are in, not how far you have come or how far you have to go”
“Mid-way through a longer run can feel like you have gone a million miles, and you still have another million left to go. Mental fatigue can manifest as physical fatigue. Focus only on the mile you are in. Tell yourself you are on mile one of a one mile run. Once you make it to the next mile, you again are on mile one of a one mile run. A mile is mentally manageable for most runners.”
For the complete article on making running feel easier visit WomensRunning.com, here.