5 Things You Need For Your Lunch Time Runs

If getting up at the crack of dawn or giving up your evening to exercise just isn't your thing, the lunch time run might be the solution you've been looking for to keep on track with your fitness goals. Your lunch break is precious though -- so you'll be wanting to make the most of your time. Here's 5 things you need to make your mid-day training go smoothly.

For more information on how to get the most out of your run, and ensure you get the perfect fit for your feet, chat to the experts at The Athlete's Foot

1. Fuel your body

When you're sacrificing your lunch break, it's more important then ever to ensure you're still getting enough nutrients to fuel your day. The best way to do this is also the simplest -- pack it. Eat an apple (or other fruit) before you head out for some easily digestible and instant energy, then load up on carbs with a sandwich in the sunshine as you recover.


2. Plan your route

Work out how much time you have, then download an app like map my run. It will help you track your run, plan for personal bests, tell you calories burned -- all which help you plan your precious lunch break minutes.


3. Get the right fit

Did you know that your foot is as unique as your fingerprint? Getting professionally fitted for running shoes is vital. You don't want to choose something just based on brand loyalty or looks -- it won't work out well for you in the long run. Luckily the experts at The Athlete's Foot are on hand to make sure you get the perfect fit for your needs. See where your closest store is here.


4. Cushioning is key

It's kinda hard to get motivated to run when your feet are sore. During a standard run, the foot is impacted by a force three to five times your body weight, so having a gel cushioning system like in the ASICS GEL-Kayano 21 (above) is ideal. It protects and stabilises the foot, meaning you won't regret your decision the moment your feet start pounding that pavement.


5. Get some extra motivation from the zombie apocalypse

I'm not kidding. Zombies, Run! is possibly the greatest thing to ever happen to your workout. What could be more motivating than literally (well, virually) running for your life from a flesh eating horde, collecting supplies and helping other survivors? If that sounds intense, it's because it is. But it might be just what you need to keep moving!


For more information on how to get the most out of your run, and ensure you get the perfect fit for your feet, chat to the experts at The Athlete's Foot