Dolphins News – Step by Step Running Tips with Lisa MacLean

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Dolphins News – Step by Step Running Tips with Lisa MacLean
Step by step running tips
Dolphins Health Precinct staff
member Lisa MacLean knows
all the benefits of jogging
OR some of you I will have your
F
attention; for most of you, you have
already switched off.
When I ask people to come for a run with
me, the response I hear is “I can’t run”. “Why?”
I ask. With that question I hear many, many
excuses.
I think the word running for most people
means hard. What about the word light jog?
Now I have your attention … running/
jogging is like anything in life, you just need to
start somewhere and keep “chipping away” at
it.
The feeling you get when you start reaching
new boundaries with running is unbelievable
and I always hear “I didn’t know I could even
do that!”
Ahhhhh, music to my ears, people achieving
goals and stepping outside their comfort zone
(even if it’s only for a minute).
So if your running shoes are dusty, then it’s
a perfect time for you to clean off the cobwebs
and start at the beginning.
It’s the perfect time of the year with the
Jetty2Jetty around the corner, the weather is
cooling down to run outside or even hit the
treadmill at the gym by yourself or grab a
friend to join you.
My advice for beginners is just one foot at a
time and my motto is “your race, your rules”.
Go at your own pace and you will be amazed.
Before you know it you will be asking for a
running program and reaching for the
• DHP staff member Lisa MacLean
strides out in a competition.
Jetty2Jetty goal you have always wanted to
achieve.
So now you have your shoes and you are
itching to get among it, what about the fact that
“I can’t breathe when I run?”
Which is another reason why running shoes
stay dusty. Well, here are some of my hints that
actually work.
• Keep your mouth open. Your mouth is
wider than your nostrils, allowing you to take
deeper breaths of air. Allow air to enter through
both your mouth and your nose.
• Find a breathing pattern. Try coordinating
your breath with your footsteps. For example,
breathe in every other time you take a step with
your left foot and breathe out every other time
you take a step with your right foot. This will
help you breathe more consistently throughout
your run. (Experiment with different breathing
patterns to find the right one for you. It will
depend on how fast you are running).
• Run or jog regularly. Running, just like any
other physical activity, improves with practice.
The better shape you are in aerobically, the
easier it will be for you to breathe efficiently.
Not only is running so rewarding it is
excellent for your cardiovascular system. It’s a
whole body workout and you will see and feel
results in no time at all.
Why start tomorrow or next week? Try it out
today, you will be one step closer to achieving
that goal you thought has been out of your
reach.
LISA MACLEAN’S 10 WEEK
RUNNING Program
Commences Î May 9
Race Day Î Sunday July 19
Running Coach/Trainer Lisa Maclean has put together an impressive
10 week program which includes improvements in technique and race
times, nutritional and race preparation advice to enhance performance,
increased fitness and a good understanding of the course.
Lisa is a highly motivated athlete and holds a Certificate III in fitness
and is renowned for her triathlon success.
10 Training sessions on the course
Weekly program
ONLY $99
THE FIRST
PEOPLE WHO R 10
EGISTER
will
receive race entry
into
J2J 2015
PLUS an official J2
J
running singlet!
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DOLPHINS NEWS, MAY 2015 — 17