Running season is upon us. As someone who’s run in some capacity since 7th grade and trained runners for 13+ years I have formed some pretty strong opinions about it’s impacts on health and longevity.
Here’s a few to mull over before you lace up this spring:
jogging for fat loss is a bad strategy
unless you are training for an event, stay under 10 miles a week (when you’re 65 and you can still walk without pain, you can send me a thank you card)
running is not a form of meditation. Meditation has a pretty clear definition, and running isn’t in it. (However, it can be a good way to destress, as is all exercise)
sprinting > jogging if you want to be “toned”, aka build muscle (hill sprints are a bonus)
if you run consistently without doing some form of strength training AND mobility work, you’re going to get hurt.
Running outside > running inside
running a marathon is a great accomplishment. Do one. Not 20. (Again, this message need not apply to those with a chance to qualify for the @bostonmarathon )
running in the right shoes matters. have someone help you figure that out @runologie.
don’t run through pain. take a break and get looked at before your little tweak turns into a full blown injury.
Some of these are clearly opinions, some are facts, either way I hope they help you get a little closer to your goals and further away from injury this year and in the future.
📸 - @nietophotography
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