Today, I achieved 34 km.
Yeah, my stamina has improved.
Here’s some of the “running gyaan” I’ve collected over the past few months:
- Learn to listen to your body
- Learn to distinguish between feeling tired or just feeling fatigue, feeling the need for water and the need to take rest.
- I attribute a part of my development to doing things my way. I didn’t push myself to compete with the others, but I competed with myself.
- It takes patience to develop stamina. A year ago, I used to run one round in the track field and stop dead-tired. The track was just 400 metres long.
- Some people find company important for running. I need my iPod and the company.
- Running in the early morning is better – lesser pollution, lesser noise, lesser people, empty roads, etc.
- Breathe naturally.
- Do varying distances of running (The distances should look like a bell curve on a graph)
- Run 9 min. Walk 1 min. And the cycle continues.
- Gear is important
- Nike Dri-Fit was very useful for me because it absorbed the sweat and helped me to stay warm.
- I also carry the water-bottle-with-a-belt.
- Good shoes are important
- Drink lots of water. 2 litres per day.
- Water + Electral = Yummy. And it restores the salts that your body loses.
- Nothing teaches you determination like running. Because the temptation to stop is immense and you can easily stop.
- I still have a lot to learn.