How can a runner say he is no longer a beginner in running?
And when can he declare he is now ready to say hello to full-fledged running? Well, the answers are these. If you have been a runner running for the first time, then that makes you a beginner in running. However, should you have finished running for a few weeks already, then that already makes you a full-fledged runner.
Now, the question is how are you going to maneuver your new career in running?
Improvements From Being A Beginner Runner Onwards
Okay, let’s say you have been into running for some weeks now or perhaps, for a number of months already, for sure you have noticed some big changes in you. Runners usually notice their leg and heart muscles getting much stronger, their body getting more oxygen and all the body’s waste products eliminated while you run.
On The Tenth Week Of Running
At about the tenth week of training is when the runners can be considered as becoming more and more physically fit. From this week going on for another two or three months of further training, the runner will already be considered a full-fledged runner as he himself will observe. He will see an improvement on his stamina and endurance as well as his speed in running versus the time he finishes. And for every week that you will be running, you will see more and more improvements in all aspects of running. However, you should always be cautious about how you are going too fast. Always take the necessary precautions since you would not want to get into any injuries.
The Time Of Most Injuries
On these two months of running training is when you should be extremely careful because they say a runner’s muscles adapt much faster than his bones as well as his joints and so, it becomes s a period of so many injuries happening to beginner runners.
If accident occurs and there is an injury, try leveling off your distance for the meantime; making sure you limit your runs to just about three miles. That way, your injury is not only able to heal wounds but it also gives your connective tissues as well as your bones the opportunity to still catch up. And only after you have felt and noticed that you are back on your running feet again should you increase your distance once more.
Slowly Building Up Your Mileage
Take your running one step at a time. Make sure you are able to control your increase in weekly mileage by making one run much longer than how you did it previously. It should not even be 10% increase every other week as you also need to give your body some time to rest and recover. However, after two weeks you can already increase another of your runs and after a few more weeks of running, consider doing one run each week.
No Longer A Beginner
And after many months of running and training for run events and races, you will have to say goodbye to being a beginner runner. You are now faced with the decision to just simply run for the sake of having an exercise and sweat out; or whether you really are bent on running to improve your performance, endurance and strength as well.