Running is a great exercise, and it’s definitely worth the time you put into it. Are you curious about how you can improve your morning jog? There are a number of things you can do to improve the time you spend jogging around your neighborhood or training for your next marathon. These are 25 Simple Jogging Tips Every Runner Should Know!
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Time your steps
Use a metronome app to keep your pace up. After a while, you’ll start to recognize when your pace drops or picks up without using the app.
Push your chest out
Basically, imagine that you are being pulled along by your chest to avoid hunching your shoulders. This will make it easier to breathe. In other words, do what your mom always told you…stand up straight.
This is one of the biggest mistakes that beginners make. If you breathe too fast, or hyperventilate, your body won’t have enough time to get rid of CO2. Try to relax and control your breathing a little.
Train in intervals
To increase your speed, do short sprints of about 20 seconds and take a 10 second break between each one. Do this 30-40 times taking a longer break every 10 sprints.
Match your stride to your breath
Finding a rhythm can work wonders. For example, try taking two strides per exhale and two strides per inhale.
Note: find a pattern that works for you, it doesn’t have to be two strides
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