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7 Steps to Having Your Most Successful Run Ever ...

By Tara

Having a great run takes planning, preparation and the right mindset but if you are ready to take the proper steps you will be ready to go! Simple things you can do like hydrating can make all the difference in the outcome of your run! And what you eat to fuel your run can literally make or break your run. And warming up the body with a dynamic stretch can help you to prevent a possible injury down the road. But most importantly to have your best run yet, you must stay positive with your head up and just believe. So are you ready to put your best foot forward? Then follow these 7 steps for your best run yet!

1 Hydrate

HydrateDrink plenty of water to fuel your run, prevent dehydration and help to avoid muscle cramping. Your goal should be 8-10 glasses of water, along with plenty of vegetables and fruits since their water content will contribute to your adequate hydration. This will help you to have your best run!

2 Pre Fuel Your Body

Pre Fuel Your BodyTo have your best run yet make sure you pre fuel with something small but enough to keep you going strong. I usually have an apple with a piece of cheese or an egg to give my body some natural sugar and protein. This helps to fuel my run strong!

3 Perform a Dynamic Stretch

Perform a Dynamic StretchTo get your run going on the right foot and help you feel strong, perform a dynamic stretch prior to setting out. I usually perform 100 jumping, high knees or whatever other stretch in motion to lubricate my joints and get my heart rate going!

4 Be Positive

Be PositiveKeep your head up and run strong for the betterment of your mental and physical health. If you smile and keep a positive attitude you will have your best run because nothing will get you down. If you have to slow down, no big deal, just enjoy the experience and your pace will soon enough reflect your positive outlook!

5 Pick up the Pace

Pick up the PaceTo have your best run yet, pick up the pace for about 4 minutes, equivalent to a half mile, and then slow it down to give your heart rate a break. Repeat this for as long as you are comfortable and within several weeks you will notice both your speed and endurance increase!

6 Give It All You Got

Give It All You GotThink of all that went right in your life, all the good and give it all you got. Life is what you make of it so make the most of it and have a blast! Running is a gift so enjoy the experience!

7 Stretch It out

Stretch It outAs you finish your run make sure to stretch it out from head to toe. Stretch every limb and feel the greatness of good health. Part of having a good run is the pre and post stretch; this will help you to get out there again and again, continuing to feel at your best ;-).

So follow these steps so that you can have your best run yet and make the most of each and every stride! Happy running and I hope to run into on the road one day!

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