5 basic tips for planning your running route
Do you like running? One of the main dangers when running every morning or afternoon is falling into routine and lack of motivation. Planning your running path, including possible alternative options or new routes, is a great way to make sure that this does not happen and that each race becomes a more than desirable challenge.
Sheathing your shoes and running without really knowing where and without having any possible obstacles or inconveniences in mind, is a common fault that you can easily avoid. Planning your career path will allow you to get the maximum benefit from your sports practice, while enjoying yourself while you train.
The time you are going to spend, the areas you are going to cross, the temperatures you are going to have to endure or the surface where you are going to take each of your strides? There are many aspects that affect the planning of a running path and the next tips can assist you when it comes to doing it.
How do you plan your route to go for a run?
Take it as an essential part of the preparation for any successful sports activity. Just as you check your food intake before and after running, check your equipment and equipment (shoes) or look at the weather forecast, you should pay particular attention to the route you are going to take. Planning your running path will only bring you advantages and, to establish your own, take some tips that will prove to be the most practical and effective.
1. Propose to establish 3 possible paths among those to choose from
First, to plan your running route you must define a zone. It’s pretty easy to keep in mind that new technologies can be a great help. Look at the map to see where you are and what’s nearby: a beach? a park? a busy street? a shopping mall full of stairs?…. At first glance, you already have different routes at your fingertips that you only need to”work” to get to know in depth.
2. Take a good look at the different surfaces and their unevenness.
When it comes to establishing your route to go for a run, it is essential to be very clear about where you are going to step in each and every moment. If you have the chance, alternate the running surfaces to give us an example, asphalt with dirt/sand/grass? because your training will be considerably more effective. In addition to this, decide in advance whether you want a flat course, ideal for speeding, or one that includes a hard slope that will give you more stamina. And, why not, add ladder training when you run.
3. Calculate the time
Whenever you go for a run, you have to try to fill your run. Be realistic and establish the approximate times for each stage included in your route: five minutes of warm-up, three minutes of flat race, one minute of slope, thirty seconds of race at maximum speed? Having clear training phases is essential when it comes to achieving goals and achieving the objectives you set yourself.
4. Not everything is about running
It is essential to enjoy every trial. When planning your running path, it is essential that you find the space you are walking interesting. Monuments, unique buildings, plant and animal species of high ecological value? There will probably be more than one point of singular interest on your route that deserves to be noticed as you run.
5. Mould your rhythm to the course
Good planning means setting the pace of the race to the specific terrain at all times. As a runner, you will know that your energy expenditure and your level of care depends to a large extent on the complexity of the surface you are running on. A high intensity interval (HITT), flat or sloping, a few minutes of jogging on an appropriate surface, or an esprit at the end of the course, are options that are essential to include and limit at the moment of determining the most efficient course.