"Welcome To My Blog "
I'm Josue E Santos. Also know as Run Aficionado.
I created this page so I can share my running, my thought, my ideas, & views on my life.
Welcome back guys!
Its a beautiful Thursday 1/16/2020 and my mind cant stop thinking about my LONG run day, which is around the corner. So let me ask you, what are you doing this Saturday? to help you stay accountable. Well I hope its something were you are moving and grooving to a beat.
Its funny, when I was younger I loved to wake up early just so I can sit in front of my Television to watch Saturday morning cartoons but now what I find more exciting is being able to drive around my state and find new trails, or route to run. Ever since I fell in love with running my life has been blessed with real friends and has become a place of sanctuary from daily dramas.
On Saturday morning I usually like waking up around 4:15am, so I can give myself about 15 minutes to get ready and wake up. Then exactly around 4:30am I start my stretching before heading off at 4:45am. I normally like to run about 6-8 miles on Saturdays but if my girlfriends works then I have to run about 5-6 Miles, and make sure to come back home within enough time to take here to work. I prefer running early mornings because its nice and quite, not much traffic, and it allow me to focus on my running. You should try it sometimes. So with this being said let me share a few tips to make sure you enjoy your next long run like I do.
If its your 1st time doing a long run, please make sure to stay hydrated, and don't run to fast or to far, make sure to stay at a comfortable pace, and remember that this is You Vs. You, and nobody else. Take your time.
Don't over fuel with Sugar; many runners love to have sports drinks during their long run, but many forget that your body can only take in so much energy thru sugar, after the person normally feels nausea and stomach pains, so stick to H2O or use in moderation.
Run by feel rather than by pace. Being a heavy weight runner has made me learn to pay attention to how I feel instead of looking at my pace constantly. This allow me to focus more on my breathing, my pace, and my running form. You have to remember that this is a race but your not running for time your running to finish. So take your time and remember always put one step after another.
Don't over due it with the running, please allow yourself time to recover,refuel,rest. Then after this is done, then you can repeat, and do it all over again. Just because you can do it doesn't mean you should. Allow your body to re charge its batteries or you will be feeling depleted.
Learn to self talk with yourself so you can give that pep talk that you need to continue fighting for your goal. Tell yourself that your not physically tired just mentally fatigued and you can push thru it. Learn to be positive, learn to stop any negative thoughts on its track, and remember why your doing this. Trust me after completing whatever your doing you will have a feeling of accomplishment.
I would recommend doing some research and find or create a mantra that works for you, to help you stay strong. For example one of my "mantras" is.."One step at a time, Beast-Mode baby!" I keep saying this over and over until I finish. Trust me it will help keep you focused.
I can keep writing and sharing tons of information with you but it better for you to hit the road with your own two feet and see what you run across. Just remember that this is something your doing to help you clear your mind, and get you back into a positive routine, so you can live a happy, healthy and a successful life.