This is a blank post.
Really, I don’t need to write anything here. I swear I’m not trying to trick you.
It’s simply because you don’t need running advice.
That’s right. You don’t need any more tips. What you need is to just get up and go run. Just go!
Run like mad. Run like the wind. Run like a sloth chasing a turtle chasing a snail. (Yes, technically a snail does not run. It does have a foot, though.)
Of course, there are some things that will make running easier. So, maybe I can help you with that. These are the best running tips I ever heard, not including to never run in denim cutoffs. Just remember that you don’t actually need this advice.
(And you can run in jean shorts if you want to, but you have been warned.)
My high school cross country coach made us hold delicate potato chips with our fingertips while we ran so that we could learn to relax our arms and hands. Obviously, we ate the chips as soon as we were out of her sight. But that tip has stayed with me for more than 20 years. Keep your arms relaxed and down by your waist when you run, and things will be a little easier.
I’ve read enough running books to fill a Honey Bucket, and one of the most common pieces of advice (which is also the toughest for me to follow), is to slow the hell down. When you do easy runs, make them easy. Okay, guys? I know “jog” is a dirty word in running culture, but easy running is jogging. Get over it!
One day a week, do some sprints. They don’t have to be pre-planned fancy speed sessions. Simply, go all-out, then rest. Keep doing that until you feel like your “all-out” pace isn’t as strong as it was when you started. When that happens, stop and go get some lunch. You don’t need a track, so you can’t use that excuse anymore. Sprinting is great for strength and speed…and fat loss if you care about that. Personally, I wish I could sprint for every run, but that is not advised.
Just go, man
Don’t overthink things. Just go. Sometimes, if you think about running for too long, you’ll talk yourself out of it and start looking for advice on how to get out there, which is precisely why you should stop reading this right now and go run.
Hmmm. Maybe I should start taking my own advice.
Kerrie Turcic is a runner from Maple Valley, Wash. Kerrie is currently a copywriter by day, and also a