CORK CITY COUNCIL

17
Jan

Tips to help you motivate yourself to run in the Cork City Marathon, Half Marathon or Relay this year

Plan the route

There are many apps available to map out a route.  Strava, Map my Run, Run Keeper, couch to 5K etc. There may already be routes available that allow you to stay within the distance restrictions.
Consider running at a time you are less likely to meet people.
While a loop course or an out and back may not be your most scenic option, it will allow for home pit stops and a cheer zone for your family.

Set your goal

Whether it’s time or distance related it’s good to have a plan A, B and C particularly for the longer runs.

Plan Hydration and Fuel

With the temperatures finally beginning to rise, hydration is paramount.  An out and back route from home will allow for easy access to hydration and fuel.  Recruit one of the kids to be ready and waiting with your necessities and an encouraging ‘keep it up!’ shout out.

Run with a friend

Plan with a running buddy to encourage each other.  This will help you to stick to your preferred day and time to run.  If you know someone is getting ready and waiting for you, you have no excuses to skip the training.

Reward yourself

Award yourself for first place or at least in your age category!  Don’t forget to treat yourself to that nice bath or shower.  Take time to relax and enjoy a nice treat.

 

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