Friday, January 9, 2015

Breaking Out of Runners Rut

To break through a runner’s rut, you need to change your routine. The longer you stick with one routine, the harder it will be to break out. Make sure you keep a warm up and a cool down in your routine regardless of the changes made. Start adding intervals into your training. Alternate fast bursts with slower running. Five minutes on, five minutes off is a good way to start, repeating for two miles in the beginning. You can also increase distance; don’t increase this every time you run. If you add two miles to your run, stick with that for two weeks until adding another few miles.

Another way to break out of a rut is to do cross-training and strength training. You can build muscle, gain flexibility, increase your stamina, and improve cardiovascular health, all of which will carry over into your running. Best of all, you’ll expand your horizons, hopefully find more activities that you enjoy, and prevent workout boredom.

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