Well we are all built for running. In fact human beings are arguably the finest long distance runners on the planet. However due to many different factors (living a more sedentary lifestyle, running incorrectly, eating a poor diet) many of us have simply become de-conditioned. We have forgotten how to run.
Seasoned runners make it look easy, but the truth of the matter is that starting a running routine is hard work. Beginner runners have a lot of distance to cover until their new endeavour becomes habitual. In the miles between, it takes persistence, dedication and a little bit of strain to push through the growing pains of establishing yourself as a runner.
The image of hundreds of triathletes piling into the water in a frenzy of splashing at the start of a race is one we are all familiar with. Follow our guide to get yourself standing on that start line feeling confident and raring to go.
Before you answer I need to clarify - by ‘alone’, I don’t mean simply ‘by yourself’when there might be someone in the next room, or in a building across the street. I mean the last time you were somewhere without any sign of another human being. It’s amazing how many people, when they think about it, realise that they have never, in their whole lives, been...