I’ve been so excited to write this article because I have found running mantras to be so helpful that I want to share them. Included here are mantras for beginning to experienced runners that will help increase your enjoyment, enhance performance, and keep you going when it gets tough. Click through to check these out!
Whether you are a new runner or have been doing this for a while, a neat thing to do is to track your running. Aside from being able to see your accomplishments, you’ll also be able to analyze your running to improve performance, and to understand and heal injuries. You can use the old fashioned paper method or you could use a program. There are online programs and stand-alone programs. I will review few for you here.
I was at the gym today and a older gentleman came up to me and said, “You should try smiling. It will make it easier.” This was right in the middle of a set of bicep curls which I was having some trouble with. He had a playfulness in the delivery of his comment and my smile complied immediately partly because I felt a little foolish. So I continued to smile through the rest of the set and you know what? This guy was right!!
This was a big aha moment for me!
Over time running gets easier.
Our heart, lungs and muscles get conditioned. We can go farther without stopping. And hopefully some of the jiggling of fat goes away which makes things a lot easier!
But it also stays difficult.
There’s the breathing. Heavy. Sometimes there’s the tired tree trunks, I mean legs. And then there is the ever challenging mental struggle of staying focused, not quitting, and gently pushing ourselves to do a little bit better.
But at the end of every run is the sweet satisfaction that makes it all worth it. So can we make the running part easier? Sometimes we can. This is what I’ve noticed.