Change your route regularly so you don't get bored. I don't mind running the same route again and again, but I know that would drive some people crazy!
Mapmyrun is a great site, where you can plan your route and mileage.
Try some hills, they are great for stamina, and really make you strong.
Watch out for dog's who like to chase humans.
Watch out for pedestrians, prams and wayward children, especially if they are riding scooters!
Like the trainers above, well their mine, pretty ain't they? it took me a while to figure out what brand and type of trainer works for me, the website below has loads to choose from.If your serious about running please invest in a decent pair of trainers go to any sports shop and they will point you in the right direction. If you find a pair that you like and it’s a bit expensive, take the name down, then go find it cheaper on the Internet.
*Hot bath with salt for achy muscles.
*Tiger balm for achy muscles.
*Kinseo tap for achy muscles or injuries that need healing.
*Beg your other half, your kids or a friend to rub down tired legs.
Pay attention to injuries, have a rest from running if need be, you don't have to stop exercising, swimming,weights, kettle bells, spinning are all great options, to keep your fitness ticking over until you can hit the street again.
If you do injure yourself, get it checked out as soon as you can, in the meantime if it swells, ice and elevate and pop a couple of ibruprofen which should help with the swelling.
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See you all soon Kat
Coach to 5k programme with downloadable podcasts.
A great site, for women runners
Running World magazine do a great site
This guy Hal Higdon does great training programmes for walking and running half and full marathons.
Want a local weekly 5k challenge try a Park, free timed 5k 's every Saturday.
An interesting article on why running may not help you to lose weight.
Opposite school of thought, how to run and lose weight.