So you have finally decided that it is time to get into shape, and you are wondering what it is that you should do in order to become a more proficient runner. It’s actually not that hard to become faster each and every week by training without burning yourself out. For those that have not been running for very long, it may seem like a very difficult task. However, once you get past a certain point, your ability to excel and become faster than ever is going to be very simple to do. Here are some tips that you should follow in order to become a faster runner.
How to begin
As the old saying goes: you must first learn how to crawl before you can walk. The same applies, albeit in a completely different way, when it comes to running. Everybody that walks must first become able to walk long distances before they can then segue directly into jogging. For some people, jogging can actually be a lot slower than fast walking because your body has to acclimate to the way that you are moving along. Once you are able to jog a few miles, you will then be able to pick up speed. It is at this point that you can make the gradual progression to running.
Weekly workout routine
For those who are interested in developing very quickly, there is a weekly workout routine that you should consider. It requires you to set goals that must be met each and every day, for 30 days, making sure that you are always on schedule. If you are able to start the first week running three times a week, with a minimum of two days rest in between. This will give your body time to acclimate to the higher levels of exertion that you are going to experience, allowing you to advance forward. Then in the second week, you are going to add an additional day. The first two days should be running back to back, and the following two days spread out two and three days apart. The third week will be five days of running with a rest on Wednesday and Sunday.
By the fourth day, you should really start to feel that you can not only run faster than you were the prior week, but you will start to notice that your endurance levels are increasing. By the fourth week, you may actually be utterly exhausted, but you must complete the final push. Five days in a row with two days of rest on the weekend is how you complete the fourth and final week. You will then want to rest for three days, and then time yourself against your initial time at the beginning of the month. You should see a staggering difference between not only how quickly you are able to run the miles that you have predetermined in your training regime, but also how your endurance levels have increased greatly.
There are many ways that you can actually run and become marathon material, sometimes in less than two or three months. Half marathons should always be run before full marathons, and full marathons require at least three months of training. It’s the nicest feeling in the world to know that you are improving, and once you are able to move faster on the track, or cross country, depending upon how you are training, you will start to feel better about yourself inside. This 30-day training regimen has worked for countless people, allowing them to quickly get into shape, lose that extra belly fat, and experience more energy than they have had in years.