‘I don’t stop when I’m tired, I stop when I’m done’ is the attitude every runner should possess. Each man has a dream to be Usain Bolt. Always remember, the feeling which you get from a good run is far better than the feeling you get from just sitting around thinking and wishing you were running. Hard work, dedication, will power and exercise is a runners’ key to success. Following are some of the core exercises for the runners to pursue:
Splay the toe and exercise the short foot
Try to move your toe away from one another so that it does not touch each other. Try not to curl them or forcefully extend them. Practice this exercise throughout the day. This will help the foot core with the strength and stability it requires. Then keep your foot straight at an angle of 90 degrees, now try doming arches in your feet. This is the core exercise to stabilize the global muscles.
Cycle while sleeping
Lay down on a plank position. Stretch your hands over your head. Fold your knees and rotate it clock wise in a cycling position. Do it ten times vigorously. Then pausing for 2-3 seconds, do it anti-clock wise again for ten times.
The conversation rule for the run
As and when you start your run, talk to yourself in complete sentences. This helps in stimulating the heart and the breathing rate.