Ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls, we are less than 2 months away from the Sutera Harbour 7K Sunset Charity Run which is scheduled to be held on September 21, 2013 at the Covered Tennis Court of Sutera Harbour Marina & Country Club.
Before you lace up your shoes and hit the road, here are 5 simple steps to ensure that you are ready to step up to the starting line.
There is no greater joy than running but before you decide to take up a strenuous physical regime, bear in mind that it is our duty to keep our body healthy. As such, we encourage all runners to do a health check up before the run to minimize the risk of injury that may happen due to underlying problems triggered from joining an intensified race.
The thought of running 7km or even just covering that distance on foot in one day may seem daunting for some people. However, most people who attempt this feat do it to achieve a goal that many people resist attempting. So, to make sure you are up to speed, follow a running plan such as the Walk-to-Run Plan.
It is important for a runner to make choices that will help his/her run go as smooth as possible. Finding the best running gear that is right for you can make all the difference as it improves your safety, comfort and performance. Choosing the right gear and caring for your running gear is important to the success of your workout.
Research has shown that listening to upbeat, rhythmical music can reduce your “perception of effort”. It helps boost your mood and keeps you going, providing motivation when necessary and livens your pace while you pound the roads one foot at a time, one leg at a time. Create a playlist that has a good beat to inspire you to run harder, keep you energized, and make you happy. But most of all, keep the volumes down enough for you to hear the honking of vehicles to avoid ending up as a road kill.
Some runners assume that running everyday will guarantee their preparation for a long run. However, it is important that you give yourself some rest days as running long or hard everyday can lead to injury or burnout before the actual event. So, don’t over-train, follow your running plan which you have created in Step 2.
We hope you will get the most out of every stride and dominate every mile with these 5 steps.
See you at the 7K Run!