Run Rachel Run

The journey of an un-sporty unfit girl as she learns how to run in Berlin...

and breathe...

I’ve been thinking a lot about my breathing, especially now my runs are getting longer and longer. Breathing comes so naturally so I didn’t think it would be an issue. A few people have already given me a couple of tips about how to breathe when running. I thought my body would somehow know and get enough oxygen in my lungs at the right time. Now I’m not too sure.

The problem is when I’m out for a run and begin to think about how I’m breathing I suddenly become really conscious of my breathing and then over think it. I don’t think that helps!

Above is a link to an article I found with 7 helpful tips. Will try them out on my next run…

5 Tips for Running a 10K Race

I’m starting to do more research for my race. I’ve been looking for tips and advice on running a 10K race and I came across this article. Helpful advice and I also love the title of the blog ‘Sirjogalot’ - brilliant!

Bring on the 10K race…

Me and my iPod...

I went for a run today. I didn’t hit my target of running non stop for 30mins - I got to 25mins and slunk off home.

I think the only reason I didn’t head home after 5 minutes was due to the fact I was listening to music, it really did spur me on.

I saw this link on The Guardian website - the article is about the writer training for a marathon in Moscow. She tells how audio books really help her keep training during the baltic winters.

I think next time I run on my own I’ll try an audio book. I have lots in German to help me improve my language skills, not sure that will keep me going!  It’s probably best to stick to something in English, perhaps something of a who-done-it like a Sherlock Holmes story.

Three Rules for the New Runner

Brilliant tips and article…

Now stretch...

The day after my first run I felt a bit sore and achy. I hadn’t done any stretches before or after. I thought that seeing as I was taking it slowly and following the Couch-to-5K programme it would be fine, but oh no…

So now I always do some stretches - it’s so simple and quick and so far no more soreness the next day.

Here’s a link from the Serpentine Running Club. They have lots of useful tips for beginner runners.

100 Beginner Running Tips

I’ve been doing some research and I found this helpful 100 beginner running tips. So far I’ve done/achieved only three of the 100…

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