RUN­NING

T3 India - - GETTING FIT -

HOW TO RUN FASTER WITH­OUT HURT­ING YOUR­SELF

Personal trainer Alan Levi (alan­le­viper­son­al­train­ing.co.uk) tells us the key to get­ting off to a good start with run­ning is to slow down. He says: “Grad­u­ally and pro­gres­sively in­crease your run­ning time and ef­fort. To avoid in­jury, run on soft ter­rain and end it with a static stretch­ing work­out.”

Ju­lia Buck­ley adds that you should have a clear goal in mind: “One of the most com­mon mis­takes I see peo­ple mak­ing is fo­cus­ing only on dis­tance. Go­ing fur­ther does pro­vide a fan­tas­tic sense of achieve­ment, but push­ing the body to do the same dis­tance in a faster time can ac­tu­ally be more ben­e­fi­cial to most peo­ple’s goals.”

Strava

Mon­i­tor and an­a­lyse your run­ning ses­sions and con­nect with a com­mu­nity of fel­low run­ners - this free app also plays nice with lots of ac­tiv­ity track­ers for ex­pand­ing the data you have avail­able to you.

C25K

This free app coaches you into be­ing able to run 5km from noth­ing in just eight weeks, at a pace you can ac­tu­ally achieve.

Tom Tom Spark 3 Not only does it have built-in GPS, this run­ning watch can hold 500 mu­sic tracks, so you can leave your phone at home.

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