Get that extra spring in your step with FootBalance custom made insoles as you start spring running
While there is no season for running, more people start back or take up running in spring. Here at FootBalance we have set out the write a number of articles on starting or starting back running and this is first of them.
It is not about speed
Take it slow at first and gradually increase the distance and pace. Doing too much too fast increases your chances of injury.
The general rule about increasing mileage is that you should increase by no more than 10 per cent each week. For example, if you run 15 kilometers during your first week back, run no more than 16.5 kilometers the following week. If you are injury-prone or are currently recovering from an injury, you should stick to a 5 per cent increase week-over-week. This may be tedious and hard to do, but it will help ensure that you stay injury-free. Start slow, pace yourself
Set SMART objectives
Set yourself an objective/goal and make it a S.M.A.R.T objective. S. M. A. R. T. is an acronym for Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Realistic and Timetabled in the case of running.