1.Start slow. Don't Rush.
With everything you do it is so important to appreciate the small steps. Start slow is how you steadily build more mental confidence and how you progress in the long term. If it is you’re first time running, set a goal to run 10 minutes, once you get more comfortable raise your standards to 20 minutes. The idea is to focus on your own development and goals, if you are someone who does run, be better than yesterday and work on adding an extra minute for the next time.
2. Track Your Steps Of Progression
Track everything you do. Whether you’re using a pen and paper or using a mobile app on your phone, always keep a log of everything you do. The benefits of doing so are limitless. This is your story of growth, you will feel much satisfied to know you documented everything you did from the very beginning.
3. Focus On The End Goal.
Visualise a moment where you believed you couldn't do something but found a way to accomplish your goal. How did you feel? See the end goal and keep your eyes focused on the reward. The more you do, the more you will enjoy doing it more often.
4. Be Consistent At All Times.
As we all know it can be difficult to dedicate time, but even if you can run once a week, the important task is to do it consistently. Do not feel discouraged that it isn't enough, you are competing with yourself. Once you build momentum, make more time to be better and slowly build it to two times a week.
5. Enjoy & Love The Process
Have fun with your running journey and turn it into a game. You play to win and to improve not play to lose and quit. Smile through the tough times as you know in the end you will get the reward you're after.
If you're looking for a product that will help you throughout your running journey, we recommend The TomTom Runner 3 CLICK HERE to see more.