Seven Golden Rules for Running

I found this post online and think it’s so true. Running is a free sport – you can get up one day, put on some tennis shoes and just go outside, jog for a few minutes and call yourself a runner. There aren’t many limitations.
But there are rules. At least 7 of them, which all runners should follow or at least pay attention to, for their own good.
Honestly, I’ve broken almost all of them and caused myself some suffering. But maybe by sharing this list, I can encourage someone else to spare themselves a little pain.

Catch Me if You Can

Below are seven golden rules every runner should know about!

(1.) The 10% Rule

It is important to only increase weekly training mileage by no more than 10% per week.  This is to prevent injury.

(2.) The 10 Minute Rule

It is crucial to warm up and cool down before a workout.  A 10 minute warm up of slow running or walking and a 10 minute cool down of slow running or walking should do the trick!

(3.) The Refueling Rule

Within 30 to 60 minutes after any race, speed workout, or long run, be sure to consume a combination of carbohydrate-protein food(s) or beverage(s).

“You need an infusion of carbs to replace depleted muscle glycogen, plus some protein to repair and build muscle.  Ideally, the carb-protein ratio should be 4-to-1. Some examples would be 150 to 300 calories of low-fat chocolate milk, a recovery-sports drink, flavored yogurt, or a…

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4 Comments Add yours

  1. I checked all the rules and they’re indeed on stop.
    That no pain, no gain thing is taken for granted way too many times.
    Thanks for sharing it on #tiptuesday.

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  2. Patrice says:

    Good stuff… maybe one day I too can become a runner

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    1. Run Wright says:

      YES! One day soon, we will do a race together. But let me know when you’re ready to start running and I’ll start you with a beginner plan.


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