When most people start running, it’s to lose weight or get in better shape or to just try to be a little healthier. But for many runners, there will come a time when you want to transform from a casual runner into an endurance athlete.
Running itself really isn’t all that complicated. Just put on a pair of shoes, wear something comfortable and head out the door.
It takes a while for running not to feel terrible for most people. I hated it for probably close to a year. But once you are at the point where running for 20-30 minutes isn’t a big deal, things start to get a lot more enjoyable.
And for some runners, this is their sweet spot.
But other runners need something more.
Working towards a goal can make the work more exciting and keep you motivated to keep improving. Getting better at something that is inherently difficult is not for everyone, but runners are a special breed.
So how do you transform yourself from a casual runner into an endurance athlete? How do you go from a basic level of running fitness into someone who completes endurance events for fun?
On this episode of the Planted Runner Podcast, I’ll tell you how.
I’m going to go over:
- the most important aspects you’ll need to know when you are taking your running up another level
- the advice I give my athletes of all abilities to do, and
- the things that I wish I knew when I started getting more serious about running well.
This is perfect if you’ve just fallen in love with running, but experienced runners will pick up a tip or two as well to break through a plateau or simply get a fresh perspective.