I’ve been very fortunate that running has brought many gifts, including a plethora of runner friends. In particular, I’ve been blessed with very experienced runner friends who’ve mentored and encouraged me.
Thanks to them, I’ve learned a bunch of lessons, often without going through the pain of making too many mistakes. As part of today’s Tuesdays on the Run link-up hosted by runner bloggers MCM Mama Runs, My No Guilt Life and Marcia’s Healthy Slice, I am sharing some of the best running advice I’ve gathered. Be sure to click on the hyperlink to read more:
- Never say never. I have learned to be more open to new experiences.
- Long-run tips. I was dreading my first 15 miler, but survived and learned a few things.
- First-time marathoners. I prepared for my first marathon like it was my job, learning a few things along the way. I hope it helps some first timers.
- How to avoid the marathon many. So many runner friends told me that they gained a lot of weight when training for their first marathon that I planned ahead to avoid the weight gain as much as I could.
- How to find the best races for your schedule. I generally need a race on the calendar to help me get my butt out the door on days when I’d rather stay in bed. This is how I’ve chosen most of my races.
- Tips for running in the heat. Fall may be around the corner, but the temperatures can spike on any given day here in my adopted state of Michigan.
- How to stay comfortable on race day, no matter the weather. Sometimes, race day can be tough. Here’s how to prepare.
- How to find time for running. We’re all very, very busy. But a lot of us do squeeze in time to run and otherwise work out. Here’s how. I also share how I plan our meals, which may help you carve out a bit of time.
- Tips worth repeating. Oft-repeated advice is shared for a reason.
- Ultra marathon training advice. My friend and running mentor Brandess has shared her expertise here, including what you need for your ultra marathon and what to pack in your drop bag.
I can no longer say I’m a newbie, but I continue to need my runner tribe as I continue on this journey. Hopefully, you can learn a thing or two as I do.
What’s been some of the best running advice you’ve gotten? Feel free to share your post here if you’ve written about this topic before. (Click on “Continue Reading” to leave a comment.)