Do / Please Do Not:
If you are a true running beginner and not a very sporty person, please do not start by a marathon which seems to be very trendy in Vietnam. It is both impressive and scary. Don’t forget that running can be quite intense for the mind & body, respect them.
Start to train with a few runs every week to allow your body to adapt and to let your mind learn more about it. You might be very sporty but take it easy if you sport does not include any running specificities. Then put yourself an objective on a 5k or 10k. Then when you reach it you will move forward to a 10k.
A few principles on running:
- Start Small, Dream Big: be patient and set up an objective that you can reach according to your lifestyle, shape and health. If you want to race, start by 5k and be sure it’s already a tough objective.
- Trust the Process: not every training session will be easy. Your motivation and confidence might not be super high all along the journey but trust in the accumulation of every training session.
3. Have fun at every training (or almost :D): it’s pretty important that you enjoy the process. Being driven by a clear objective is great but enjoying your training will help to keep your motivation at a very high level and be happy every single day.