It is in the human nature to strive for the best in all areas of life. This is especially noticeable in sports competitions and tournaments. Competitors always strive to become number one, the best in their team, the number one name on TV, the top on the betting list. It is always important to be number one! When it comes to team sports, the team strives for the number one place. However, when it comes to individual sports such as running, runners strive to have their name on the number one place. But, how do we become runner number one? In the following paragraphs, we will try to answer the question and show you how to become a better runner, runner number one.
PRACTICE MAKES IT WORK
The first thing that is important to do is to practice. That does not mean to practice only running, of course. You need to practice your whole body. Go regularly to the gym. Have a work-out schedule recommended by the gym trainer. Follow his or her advice. If you practice too much, your body will be tired and the results will not be good enough. Practice does make it work, but try not to push it too much.
PAY ATTENTION TO THE FOOD YOU EAT
You need to switch to high octane fuel, to food that will give you a lot of energy. When you run and practice, you use energy and fat very quickly and in great amounts. If you do not refill your “warehouse”, you will not have enough energy for practicing and running. For that reason, you need to increase the intake of nutrient-rich food in order to improve your performance, process recovery, cardiovascular health, etc.
DRINK LOTS OF WATER
In general, water is very important. However, for a professional sportsperson, it is even more important. You need to keep your body fully hydrated. When you practice, your body loses a lot of water through breathing, sweating, etc. Water is the fuel for your body. It is important for your cardiovascular system, digestive system, respiratory and nervous system. If your body is dehydrated, you may feel weak, dizzy and your results will not be as good as they should. So drink a lot of water for better results!
MAKE ROOM FOR RECOVERY
In sports, recovery should be your priority. We all know that you need to practice a lot in order to become better. However, if you do not recover and rest after the practice, you risk having an injury. Your body may feel and you can easily injure. Once you get injured, there is nothing you can do. It is better to be safe than sorry, so after every practice, have some rest and make your body recover. Have no worries, your results will continue to improve.
We hope that this will help you improve your running and speed results. Try them out, see what suits you best and include it in the list.