How To Run a 5K – Avoiding The 3 Most Common Mistakes
Blog / 09/17/2012

How To Run a 5K – Avoiding The 3 Most Common Mistakes By Jago Holmes   If you’re spending time on your training improving your fitness levels so you have the ability to run a 5K easily, then finding out exactly how to run a 5k race will be the last piece of puzzle to put in place. If you’ve increased your training to the place where you can run for longer distances easily and you’ve been able to avoid any injuries or serious niggles along the way, then the only remaining obstacle in achieving your goal is to actually run a 5k race. As easy as that sounds, you’ll need to avoid making these 3 mistakes nearly all first time 5k runners make: – Mistake #1 Trying to Finish in Record Time There is nothing wrong with a little competitiveness against yourself, in fact throughout your training it will have helped you to improve. However during your initial 5k, the goal should ideally be to just finish the race without needing to stop. You can attempt to run faster in future races. Mistake #2 Keeping up With Other Runners Trying to keep up with a little old lady or…

How To Breathe When Running
Blog / 06/17/2012

How To Breathe When Running By Jago Holmes   When we look at the question how to breathe when running, we need to consider the role of the air that we breathe in and what its main purpose is. One of the main purposes of breathing is to supply the working muscles with freshly oxygenated blood to allow the muscles to contract continuously. The extent to which this happens will vary depending on the intensity of the exercise that is being participated in. Situations such as running in low temperatures and running very fast will have a bearing on the way you need to breathe. One thing you must concentrate on doing is to breathe as deeply as possible because this fills the lungs as fully as possible. Think about breathing down to the depths of your belly so that you can feel your tummy rise and fall with each breath, not only your chest. The most effective way of breathing when running is to use your mouth and nose at the same time as this helps you to take in the largest amount of oxygen and expel the greatest amount of carbon dioxide. However this isn’t always practical as…