Running is a favourite pastime of many people, myself included. Apart from the obvious health benefits, it can be great to escape the house, get rid of stress and just enjoy some fresh air and scenery.
But, when I first started jogging, it was not the most pleasant experience. Stomach pains, cramped up legs and the feeling I was going to die after about 5 minutes..
Rather than give up, I just decided to follow a simple program designed to take people like me (aka unfit and out of shape) to someone who could enjoy a jogging without feeling out of breath all the time.
Then, as I got better I decided to take things a bit more seriously.
I focused on my diet, my technique and incremental distance improvements.
Look, I as not trying to be a pro athlete, but it makes you feel good if you gradually become better at something. Plus my wife was liking my new slimmer self. So that was a bonus.
Is running for you? Well, as you are here, I’d like to think so.
This site is dedicated to reviews of different products out there. From training manuals, to fitness regimes to the correct footwear.
It’s a work in progress. Im no web developer but I am passionate and knowledgeable about running. Thanks for reading.
Humans are considered among the best distance runners among all running animals: game animals are faster over short distances, but they have less endurance than humans. Unlike other primates whose bodies are designed to walk on four legs or climb trees, the human body has evolved into upright walking and running around 2-3 million years ago.
One distinction between upright walking and running is energy consumption during locomotion. While walking, humans use about half the energy needed to run. Evolutionary biologists believe that the human ability to run over long distances has helped meat-eating humans to compete with other carnivores. Persistence hunting is a method in which hunters use a combination of running, walking, and tracking to pursue prey to the point of exhaustion.