How to train for a fun run

Fun? Run? Surely those words don’t go together, right? Yup, they sure do, and if you’ve got a fun run coming up, you’ll want to make sure you’re well trained ahead of time, so you’re able to complete without wheezing your lungs out. Training for a fun run doesn’t need to be hard, and can actually be quite rewarding when you stop listening to the naysayers. So stay tuned, as you’ll learn what it takes in order to train for a fun run, that’ll have you competing to be the next Mo Farah. Reduce running pain with one of our light and durable bunion protectors today!

Get a Buddy

Training on your own can be tough, and no matter how iron-willed you are, it can get a bit lonely when you’re out there pounding the pavements on your own. You’ll, therefore, want to think about getting yourself a partner, so you can both encourage each other. If none of your friends wants to give up their roles as couch potatoes, you can always join a running club, and find like-minded people who share your desire to master this thing we call running.

Have a Plan

As with most things, when it comes to running, if you fail to plan, you plan to fail. It, therefore, makes sense that before you dive into things, you sit down and come up with a plan on how you’re going to get better. Figure out how long you have left until your fun run, and then figure out what kind of milestones you need to meet on a week by week basis. By knowing this information, you’ll be able to know what needs to do in order to complete your fun run and do it in a fashion that’ll have you finishing it as strong as when you started it.

Have a Good Why

Even if you do all that has been mentioned here, training for a fun run can be a challenging task. You’ll, therefore, need to do all that you can in order to stay motivated along the way. This means you need to remember why you’re running the fun run in the first place. Think about maybe running for charity, to give you the motivation needed in order to power through those moments when you feel like giving up. Maybe think about announcing it publicly, so you know there’s no going back, since the thought of the humiliation that comes with failing the fun run, is enough to help you battle any obstacle.

Eye of the Tiger

Whatever tune you’re thinking of running to help you get motivated, you now have a couple of ideas that’ll help you prepare for a fun run, and complete it as if you were a pro. As long as you’re well prepared, and are clear on what needs to be done to stay motivated, there’s no reason why you can’t come first on your next run, even if it is supposed to be a light-hearted fun run. 

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