Picked up jogging during the circuit breaker? You are not alone. In an on-going global study done by Japanese sports brand ASICS to understand the changing needs of runners, more than a third of participants reported being more active now than before the pandemic started. As a matter of fact, there was a 62 per cent increase in people heading out for a run.
Running is seen to have many mental health benefits. More than half of the participants shared that running helps to clear their mind, and makes them feel saner and in control during difficult times such as the current situation. They also think that its mental benefits outweigh any other form of physical exercise— so much so that the majority of runners want to keep up with their running even after the pandemic ends.
However, we admit that running can also be tough both mentally and physically, and it’s easy to burn yourself out. Here are 8 tips from competitive runners that will help to enhance your running experience and make running more fun and enjoyable.