There are lots of reasons to run - it's an amazing mind clearer, helps to build strong bones, it's great for your heart and lungs, not to mention it burns those kgs! Despite the myriad of pros, running is one of those activities that can be put in the too-hard basket way too early.
To help you stride into action, we caught up with competitive sprinter Ismail Kamara and marathon runner Anabel White. These guys know the pain points most of us face when endeavouring to make running a part of our lives, so they've shared their top tips to help you run on the reg.
1. Getting started
Many a budding runner's goals have been lost to good intentions. Thing is - good intentions need to come to life, and we've got a just the hacks to help you get started. Now.
2. Avoiding injury
We've all been that overzealous runner who just leapt into action without knowing if their body was up for the challenge. Here's how to ensure your muscles are on the same page as your mind before you hit the ground running.
3. The right shoes
This integral pillar of your running strategy is one not to be ignored - the right shoes can be the difference between running regularly or barely running. Protecting your stride with the NEW ASICS GEL-Kayano 28 will put you in great company, just ask Ismail and Anabel. With GEL™ cushioning, advanced Dynamic Duomax™ stability and softer FF BLAST™ landings, it's easy to see why. Oh, and did we mention rebel's exclusive colours? Nuff said!
4. Sayonara shin splints
No one wants to feel that dreaded pain running along the front of their shin bone. No. One. While we're all susceptible to them from time to time, our run-sperts have a few tips to help you say sayonara to shin splints for long-term running success.
5. Say farewell to stitches
You're in the zone, wind in your hair, about to smash your PB - it's poetry in motion. Then you feel it, that cramping, aching feeling in your abdomen. While no one is immune to stitches, we have some insider pointers to help
keep them at bay.
Protect your stride and focus on the run. The new ASICS GEL-Kayano 28 has arrived, shop online and in stores now.