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How to Start Running and Stay Running

With The Sunday Mail Suncorp Bank Bridge to Brisbane Day 2016 just around the corner, our training program is ramping up at HQ!

If the new look course and Finish Village aren’t enough to get you training, we’ve asked our friends at The Athlete’s Foot for some words of wisdom that will inspire you to register faster than you can say ’10 kilometres’.

Luke Beauchamp, Run Coach for The Athlete’s Foot Carindale, shares his top tips on how to start  and stay running.

  1. Give yourself a reason to run.

Setting short AND long term goals is a great way to track your progress and see results over time! Use that as motivation throughout your training period. No matter how big or small, you’ll feel such a sense of accomplishment.

  1. Don’t compare yourself to other runners.

This is so important. Everybody runs at different paces and in different ways…we are all unique, after all!

Instead of comparing yourself to other runners, concentrate on the personal goals you have set, and focus on how far you have come since you started your journey. Celebrate all the milestones!

  1. Wear the right shoes for you.

It’s all in the shoes! It’s incredibly important to wear the right footwear while you run in order to stay injury free and confident in your training.

Pop in to your closest The Athlete’s Foot store to get professionally fitted and sized for your next pair of runners. Our personalised fitting process involves determining each customer’s running needs, and uses our exclusive fitting technology FITZI to map the foot and identify the perfect fit.

For more advice on how to choose the perfect shoes, read our blog by fitting specialist Tennille here.

  1. Mix up your training.

It’s easy to get stuck in a rut and run the same route, for the same amount of time, every training session. Keep your body on its toes and spice up your routine! Take your long runs easy, and take your high-intensity sessions harder.

  1. Join a running group

There are many weekly run clubs around town. They’re a great way to keep your motivation at a high and get your speed sessions ticked off! Join us at one of our free Run Clubs around South East Queensland – check in with a store near you for the details, or visit their website.

The Athlete’s Foot are providing The Sunday Mail Suncorp Bank Bridge to Brisbane Day participants with a weekly training program to take you all the way to the big day. Grab a copy of The Sunday Mail each week or visit The Athlete’s Foot website to view the program and work your way towards your #BestTimeBNE!

Do you have any other running tips you’d like to share? Tell us in the comments below!

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