Walking may bring many benefits to one’s health mainly for those beginning to exercise. Nevertheless, walking may also be an excellent preparation for those willing to begin running. Walking brings the least strengthening your legs need to start a running program and it may even be inserted in an advanced runner’s training program as a low intensity training strategy or while recovering from injuries. Follow our tips and begin walking to run better!
- begin with an unpretensious walk, that is, just walk!
- increase the time you walk in 5 minutes each 2 days.
- after a week walking, keep the same time and begin increasing the distance you cover on this amount of time.
- if you increase 0.03 miles on average in this period you’ll be doing great!
- walking may work as an educative for your posture. So keep your shoulders alligned and relaxed, your abs contracted, spine aligned and arms slightly swinging along the body while you walk. Your posture has to be comfortable while walking.
- exercise don’t have to be completed all at a time, so you can walk 20 minutes twice a day, for example.
- little by little, begin varying where you walk: asphalt, sand, grass, uphill, downhill. You’ll improve your conditioning!
- runners: if you use walking as a low intensity training strategy, walk twice the time you would run that day.
Walking may not lead to a great weight loss but it can prepare the body to more intense exercises and running itself is one of them!