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5 Ways to Make Running Feel Easier: In order to burn calories and lose overall body fat, it’s necessary to skip the walks, pick up the pace, and run instead. When you’re first starting out, running feels so hard. Your muscles ache, your lungs burn, it’s hard to breathe, and all you can think about is stopping. Here are five techniques to incorporate every week to help running feel like a breeze instead of a chore. Source PopSugar.
1. Pencil It In: In order for your body to become more accustomed to the demands running places on it, you have to run regularly. Instead of fitting in random runs whenever you can or when the weather is nice, it’s imperative to stick with a weekly running schedule that includes running at least three or four times a week. Running often will strengthen the muscles in your lower body and core that are needed to make running feel easier, and it will also build your endurance. Ease into running regularly with shorter runs, and as it begins to feel easier, gradually increase the mileage per workout.
2. Slow Down: There’s no need to start off running seven-minute miles. Slow down your speed enough so you’re breathing faster than you would if just walking, but not huffing and puffing so much that your lungs hurt or you’re gasping for each breath. Skip the interval training because even though it’s great for targeting belly fat, running at a comfortable, consistent pace is easier than sprinting. Slowing down will allow you to focus on correct running form, which can alleviate common running aches, and you’ll also be able to take in the scenery or have the energy to chat with your workout buddy, all of which can actually make you love going out for a run. As your body becomes stronger, your pace will increase naturally, and you can begin to challenge it with sprinting intervals.
3. Make It Fun: If you hate every second of your run, you’re doing something wrong. Find ways to make it enjoyable either by bringing your dog or best friend along, exploring running in new places, listening to your favorite tunes or a book on tape, splurging on new gear, tracking your run with an app, or running near water so after your run you can jump in to cool off.
4. Hills and Squats: Having strong leg muscles will make running feel like a breeze. One way is to incorporate leg-strengthening work into your runs by adding hills. Running uphill will feel incredibly challenging, but as soon as you get to the top and start running on a flat surface, you’ll be amazed at how much easier running feels. Or you can focus on toning your lower bod when you’re not out for a run, with moves like squats, lunges, or step-ups, or try this yoga sequence for runners.
5. Don’t Just Run: Running regularly will train your body to make running feel easier, but if running is the only workout you do, boredom and repetitive stress injuries can make it unbearable. Mix up your cardio routine with biking, hiking, dancing, or swimming. Doing other types of cardio will strengthen your body in different ways, so every time you lace up your sneaks, it’ll feel easier to head out for a run. But the best part about taking breaks from running is that it’ll actually make you miss it, and if you’re excited to get out for a run, it’ll make it that much more enjoyable.
Honey Roasted Strawberry Feta Salad: This honey roasted strawberry feta salad balances the intense sweetness from the roasted strawberries with the fresh, peppery watercress and asparagus greens and the salty feta. Serves 4. Ingredients and Instructions:
- 1 pound strawberries, hulled and halved
- 1 tablespoon honey
- ½ head bibb lettuce, roughly chopped or torn
- 8-10 trimmed asparagus stalks, shaved using a vegetable peeler
- 2 ounces watercress
- ⅓ cup Président® plain crumbled feta cheese
- ¼ cup chopped toasted walnuts
- alfafa sprouts for garnish
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- Place strawberries and honey in a bowl and toss to combine.
- Transfer strawberries to a baking dish and roast for about 30 minutes until the strawberries have softened and released their juices.
- In the meantime, assemble the greens in a salad bowl.
- Top with feta and walnuts.
- Spoon the strawberries on top of the salad once they’re finished roasted.
- Garnish with alfafa sprouts and spoon the strawberry juice from the baking dish over top as the dressing.