Longevity In Running
We are less than two weeks until the Monument Avenue 10k. This past week I was able to hear from Sports Backers, organizers for the Monument Avenue 10k race. 2010 marked another record year with over 30,000 participants registered for the 6.2 mile run. For all runners, whether it is achieving to complete your first 10k or setting a new PR, I hope training has been great and wish you luck on March 27!
Reviewing the last series of blogs, it is important that you have set goals, committed to a routine training schedule, incorporated a consistent workout routine including cross training, and remembering to eat smart. That includes chocolate once in awhile. If your exercise or running buddy can’t make it one day, have your iPod updated with your favorite tunes and charged ready-to-go.
This week I had the opportunity to train two friends, who are running their second 10k. We started running down Monument and they asked me “how are you able to run long distances?”
Jokingly, I said “Because I just do,’ but it was more than that. I explained to them, what I call the buildup. Long story short, the buildup entails abundant amounts of time training, staying focused, and enjoying running for what it’s worth and never “feeling tired” to run.
It is important not to think about too many things when you run. That means the complicated situations in your life whether work or other stress. Never think about too many things or it will slow you down and you will end up quitting your run.
Keep your head clear, your chin up and look straight ahead – posture is key in running. Never look down and have your arms swinging everywhere. Keep them close.
Running is supposed to be fun and a stress reliever. Think about where you need to be at the end of the run versus how many miles you have completed. It does not matter whether you are running a marathon or just running. It is about finishing strong and feeling good from start to finish.
You need oxygen and blood flowing if you’re moving for miles, so always remember to breathe
By the time we finished our conversation, we were back at their apartment in the Fan and had just completed a 5k run. They were well on their way to running their best 10k and I continued running in preparations for my marathon this weekend.
Jason Yu is Partner and Director of Marketing for Social Media Solutions in Richmond, VA. His company specializes in Social Media Strategy and Online Reputation Management. Jason enjoys keeping active by running, swimming and working out on a daily basis. Jason has ran in over fifteen running races including the Monument Avenue 10K, Philadelphia Half Distance Run, Richmond Half-Marathon, and Xterra races. Interesting facts about Jason is that he is a music fanatic, macaroni and cheese connoisseur, and aspiring “mixologist.”
Jason Yu is Partner and Director of Marketing for The Hardwicke Group in Richmond, VA. His company specializes in new media, PR and influence with an emphasis on digital marketing strategy and reputation management. Jason enjoys keeping active by biking, running and working out on a daily basis. Jason has ran in over twenty running races including the Marine Corps Marathon, Tough Mudder, Richmond Marathon, and Xterra races. Interesting facts about Jason is that he is a music fanatic, in search fro the best macaroni and cheese, and aspiring “mixologist.”
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