6 Ways To Love Running

Running. You either love it, or you hate it — right? Maybe not. If you loathe the pounding of the pavement here are some simple steps you can take to transform yourself into a running devotee.

Here's our top six must-try tips.

For more information on how to turn running from a foe to a friend, chat to the experts at The Athlete's Foot. They can hook you up with great advice and the perfect fit, and you'll soon learn to Love The Run.

1. Be Prepared

Use a little free time on Sunday evening to get your workout gear packed and next to the door. This way you won't forget anything important, and you'll save time in the morning, too.


2. Start A Work Running Group

Talk to your social group or HR lead and ask if you can set up a time. Even if no one joins you on the first week or two, at least you’ve committed to the time! Office run clubs start off slow but do gradually build – keep it as your personal motivation and you’ll find more and more runners will join you soon enough.


2. Have An Office Goal

Once you've gotten together a group of running companions from your office, start training for an event! City2Surf, The Colour Run, Summit To Sea — there's always something on the horizon to set your sights for as a team. Find your next event.


3. Get Fitted In The Right Shoe

So you're prepared, got a team together and are training for the next big event — how are your feet feeling Every runner’s fit is different and as unique as our fingerprints. Depending on your goals, your shoe choice will also differ. Our recommendation? Chat to the experts at The Athlete's Foot. They'll sort you out with the perfect fit.


4. Stop Your Heels From Slipping

Even with a great fit, you might experience some slipping. There is more than one way to lace your shoes, and they can help. Here's a video with full instructions for lock lacing, which will keep your heels firmly in place.


6. Treat Yourself

When we run, each foot comes in contact with the ground 80-100 times a minute, at 2-3 times your body weight! So if you’re running a lot on roads, invest in a foam roller (for daily use) or a sports massage once a week — these both help immensely for recovering for tired/overworked leg muscles.


For more information on how to turn running from a foe to a friend, chat to the experts at The Athlete's Foot. They can hook you up with great advice and the perfect fit, and you'll soon learn to Love The Run.

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