As a beginner, you have a lot to learn to go from a hobbyist novice to a seasoned runner. Whether you prepare, train for a marathon or you jog to improve your health, you can increase your speed, endurance and security, simply by following the basic rules for jogging. By taking precautions and preparing for your jogs carefully, you’ll not only have an enjoyable time, you’ll get the most out of your daily fitness runs.
Your safety should be one of the first priorities when you start any training. While you jog, you must protect yourself from cars, strangers and the elements. If you have to jog at night and jog beside the city streets, move on the sidewalks and wear reflective tape to so you’re easily seen. When possible, stay on the sidewalk and obey all traffic signs for your safety. Always tell someone where are you going and when you should get back and carry a cell phone with you.
Always dress weather appropriate. A cross-trainer shoe functions well for activities that require a lot of side-to-side movement; but for jogging you’ll want a pair of well-fitting runners with cushioning and a flexible sole
Take your time
Take your time, you can not become a seasoned jogger overnight If you push your body too hard at first, jogging can become painful and with negative experiences for you. Listen to your body, stop the workout if you start feeling breathless or tired, if you have pain in your feet, lower legs, knees or hips. By taking the process of building your endurance slowly, jogging will be a healthier, more positive and more rewarding experience.
When you use more energy during training, it is natural that you hold your breath for more power. Breathing properly while you exercise will increase your endurance and comfort. Therefore, focus on breathing deeply and rhythmically.