Insta- Tips

I recently posted on my story and asked the Instagram for their running tips for people just getting into the world of running. This is what they said. They are in no particular order and please take them as friendly advice and may or may not have any scientific backing…

Let me know if any one really hit home with you in the comments! If you could point any new runners in the direction of this list and the site that would amazing…

I have linked each tip to the persons insta account so you can find some other runners.

Enjoy your running, set realistic goals, listen to your body for injuries.

Msevenrjn_Runner

Don’t set any goals at the start. Just run little distances often and build up gradually.

Brummierunner

Don’t take it too seriously, running can be great fun if you take the pressure off yourself.

l0rdb1ron

Don’t do too much too soon, listen to your body and enjoy the ride. (Caution – Can become addictive)

dan_kpull

Run slow! Focus on time spent running rather than distance

Hannas.moments

Don’t compare yourself to others, especially on social media. Just be you, do it at your pace, in your time.

running_chelle

Stay positve and keep your head up.

running_with_liam

Accept that some runs are hardwork but despite that you’ll be so glad you did it.

fionaweaver

Don’t compare yourself to others. Your pb today will be a warm up one day. Keep going.

proudfootluke

Take it easy at first and good socks are your friend.

dualranger

Every run won’t be a great run. Either way, it will be progress!

melsa.runs

Use a running app to keep a track of what you have achieved.

ej_runs

The pain lasts minutes, the satisfaction of achieving your goals lasts so much longer!

justrunchris

Don’t compare your day one to someone’s day 300!

daisysfirstmarathon

Go at your own pace, don’t worry about what others are doing

johnnylock13

Follow a programme, build up slowly, don’t compare to anyone else.

runcurvyrun

Join a club.

marcs_running

Slow the fuck down.

jabba021

The plans, the apps are great- use them but don’t be a slave to them.

distance_runner_claire

Pay little attention to other people’s pace and progress. Your progress is all that matters.

lauraellenj

Know your arch beforehand and get the runners to suit that. Don’t buy based on style.

kaiser_del

Feet together flat on the floor squat, hold and twist your knees from side to side.

mac141n

Be open to guidance and don’t be a dick.

shoulder_runner

Don’t compare yourself to other runners. You’re on your own journey.

hudsonjhannah_26.2

First run/s pick a distance and just aim to complete, at any pace. Build distance slowly then pace will naturally follow.

not_bad_for_a_fat_lad

Enjoy it.

mattpsmith89

Start small. A mile is a lot longer than you think!

georgie_two_brews

Every time you think you can’t go any further pick a landmark a short distance away and keep going.

sarahwiththesparkle

Socks, shoes, shirts

evende123

Make sure you do strength work, it really helps your running.

stephen_begins_to_run

Avoid starting too fast as a new runner. Slow and steady will give you great results and enjoyment.

father2five

You are your only competition.

robrunsmanchester

It’s a simple one but one I don’t do enough of. Stretch and warm up before any kind of run. Long or short.

andyfoulds13

It’s easy to get caught up in what everyone else is doing, focus on what works for you.

harrylikes2run

Don’t be afraid to walk when you are struggling. You WILL improve!

frazerblade

Always listen to your body, rest when you need to.

jons_running_life

Some good running trainers!

jaynebopeep

Run the mile you are in.

sarahlglenton

Everyone was a beginner once! Don’t give up.

chris_goes_running

Bodyglide!

run_with_matt

If you have to compre yourself to someone, compare yourself to YOU a year ago.

lizzyibbetsonb

Trust the process! A slow build up is better than a fast burn out.

mikedrover

Set goals to keep motivated.

danjames87

Start small and don’t expect to run distance overnight it takes time. Be easy on yourself!

welshrunningdad_

Go out at a steady pace, if you start a training run at a sprint you’ll feel the effects of it later in the run.

fitstarley

Try to find your motivation for running & remind yourself of the reason when you feel like quitting.

_kristaann_

If you think you are about to die, slow down a little.

jacarada.veranda

Do not neglect your strength training!

marka_tate

Don’t start out to fast… go steady and if you feel able then speed up.

sophies_marathon_journey

Always have a goal in mind, when you’ve achieved it rewards yourself then set the bar a bit higher.

therunner.1995

Listen to your body. If it’s telling you to rest then do.

donna_louise_runs

Never compare yourself to others. We are all on our own journey

running_man_dan

Listen to your body.. if you think you need a rest, you probably need a rest.

aevans101

There we go. I asked and you all delivered! As I said, take them as friendly runner advice rather than scientific fact! Which is your favourite? Would any of your friends find this list helpful?

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RFBR

30 year old father of two and a half kids who went from half arsed running to trying to run a marathon. Completed the #1000milesin2018 for Parkinson's UK.

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