How To Get Better At Jogging & Running By Increasing Your Weekly Mileage
There aren’t really any great secrets behind getting better at jogging. Like everything in life, It’s just a case of practicing it as much as you can!
In recent years I’ve got better just by trying to sustain a weekly mileage above 30 miles per week. I don’t do any specific speed workouts and I don’t worry that much about my pace.
Through consistency and practice I’ve managed to improve steadily over the past 18 months.
If you’re struggling to motivate yourself into running extra miles, be sure to log exactly how far you run in each session. You can do this in an Excel document, on the Daily Mile website or through the Garmin Connect website if you have a Forerunner watch.
You’ll be surprised by how many miles you can actually run if you keep noting down your distances.
If you’re completely new to running you could set yourself the aim of 5 miles per week. Once you’ve hit that target then you can go for 10. If you keep logging your runs and recording your distances then you’ll find yourself actually wanting to run more to beat your previous records.
You’ll hit 5 miles. Then you’ll hit 10 miles.
Keep building. Keep taking heart in your achievements. Keep doing what you can to better yourself as a runner and a human!
Running Miles Isn’t Everything Though. You Need A Relatively Healthy Diet Too.
My progress would have been much better if I’d stuck to a healthy diet and varied my exercise routine around a little, but then again I’m not fond of eating healthily and the only other physical activity I enjoy is Tennis.
So if you’re looking for an easy way to improve your running form without buying expensive supplements and signing up to exhaustive exercise programs, just go out and jog more than you usually do. If you jog 3 miles in the morning, try for 3.5 miles and steadily increase it over the weeks.
You will see results over time, trust me.
The most crucial part of any run I’ve found is the last 10% of it. That last bit can be the difference between what you construe as a successful and unsuccessful run. It’s where you’ll make your gains too.