Running the same loops?
So you have a few runs that you like to do, but its got to the point you’re running on autopilot? Why not run those routes in reverse, you’ll still know how far and where you are, but your brain will be the little bite more engaged!
Running the same distance?
Runners who vary their routine weekly, will gain fitness faster. Add a half-kilometre to your longest run every week and make sure to take it slow. Or run a kilometre less but throw in 20-60 second bursts of faster running.
Running the same easy pace?
TRY SOME SPEED WORK! If you’re hoping to change things up, why not add a bit of speed work. Here’s a tip: why not try walking for 10 steps, transition to a jog for 10, followed by a faster jog for 10. Then, over the next 30 steps build up to a pace faster that you normally run at. Do two of these after an easy run at first, then add one each week until you’re doing 4 to 8.
Just running for fun?
Enter an event. If you put the event on the calendar, it should get you’re ‘A’ into ‘G’. PLUS THEY ARE FUN! The energy and enthusiasm from fellow runners make covering the distance more enjoyable than doing it solo. Pop into your local The Athlete’s Foot to find a local event, or check out the NZ Running Calendar!!