Q&A Thursday: Advice for the Beginner
Running isn’t easy. I work with quite a few people who are just beginning of their running journey. The thing I most often hear myself telling them, is “stick with it long enough for it to feel good and if you do your golden.”
It can take months before a new runner achieves the illusive runner’s high. In the beginning every run feels like work. In a fast food world full of popular crash diets and get rich fast gimmicks, we are often left without the proper amount of patience we need to get to where we want to go.
For most people, it takes time for running to actually feel good which means having patience and perseverance to keep running even though it’s challenging. If you are consistent with your running and gradually build up your endurance over the course of several months eventually you’ll be out on the road huffing and puffing along when suddenly it will click. You’ll return home from your run with a big silly grin on your face and you’ll be glad you stuck it out.
In a nutshell, my biggest piece of advice is stick it out. Keep running even when it’s hard. Keep running even if you don’t feel like you’re improving. Keep running until it clicks.
And remember “forward is a pace.”
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