You love the idea of heading off for an easy 5k with friends, but just running to the bus stop makes you feel like your chest is going to explode! Sound familiar? Well the good news is we can change that in no time, starting right now. Providing you’re reading to take action, there’s every reason you’ll be running every fun run going this summer! These are three steps I really believe will make all the difference to starting running and staying with it. Get yourself a cuppa and let’s tuck in.

Get yourself some good quality trainers  

A good pair of trainers is the one item I would strongly recommend you spend extra on, head to your local sports shop and have your gait tested. They will be able to inform you on the best trainer suited for your feet and running style. Once you know what feels best for you, you can always use sites such as Wiggle to find cheaper options!

Get smart with your training 

The best thing you can do is download the C25K podcast straight from the NHS website, and follow that to build up to your first 5k. It will help give you structure around your training, and you’ll see yourself progress pretty quickly providing you stick with it each week.

You don’t have to run alone 

If you’ve nailed the C25K and looking to build your training but just don’t know where to start, it’s worth getting an online coach to help you with more training structure. If that’s not an option and you’d like more company on your runs, look into a local running club! A quick Google search will give you what you’re looking for. Whilst it might seem scary to start, having a running community makes such a huge difference.

I’d so love to hear from you! Have you tried these tips and started running? Come and join me on Instagram, or share this with someone who needs help with their running. 

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