Irina Lastochkina, the novice athlete and the leading 40ro-expert of the Sportmaster store, told The Challenger how she began to run regularly and what helped her not to deviate from the plan.
In the early days, I ran early in the morning. Forcing myself to get out of bed, neither light nor dawn, was very difficult, but I wanted to regain a beautiful body - it was stronger than laziness. As a result, I had enough incentive to even add evening training to my schedule. When I go out for a run, I don’t focus on what distance I run, how long it takes. Most often in the morning I try to run at least five kilometers, and on weekends at least ten kilometers - I gradually increase the distance.
I know that many people in the company of like-minded people help many people not to quit training. As for me, now I am not a member of any running clubs, but in the future I may think about it.
For running, I choose leggings, T-shirts, shorts from Nike - these things perfectly absorb moisture, they are comfortable in sports. And they are also made of wear-resistant materials, which is also important. I prefer shoes from ASICS and Saucony. I also passed the test and picked up the right insoles for my running sneakers. Now my jogging has become much more comfortable.
Such testing can be done in various sports stores, for example, in the same Sportmaster.
When I just started running, I chose calm tunes, now I prefer more dynamic music. There are tracks that allow you to maintain a cadence of 180 steps per minute, but for me this is still an incredible pace.
I managed to achieve my plan: the excess weight was gone (however, there is always something seek). So why am I continuing to run? I do not have an exact answer to this question, but I know that I will not give up training. Running changed me for the better: I began to take life consciously, began to pay attention to nutrition issues, I had more energy - after a morning run, the day at work was successful, and then my strength remained.
The plans include improving the running technique and endurance training, I really want to participate in the “Autumn Thunder” half-marathon. But the main goal is to run and not stop.