25 Simple Jogging Tips Every Runner Should Know

Running is a great exercise, and it’s definitely worth the time you put into it. Are you curious about how you can improve your morning jog? There are a number of things you can do to improve the time you spend jogging around your neighborhood or training for your next marathon. These are 25 Simple Jogging Tips Every Runner Should Know!

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Stretch after

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Stretching before running can actually increase your chance of injury. Instead, start with a walk, then a slow jog, and then finally transition into a run. Leave the stretching until after your run.


Talk to yourself

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Well, sort of. Have a few go-to phrases that you can repeat to yourself when the going gets tough. Poems or song lyrics work great. It will take your mind off of things and help you push through.


Run like you bike

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When you run, your feet should move in a circular motion, kind of like biking. In fact, try imagining a circle, or even a clock. Your foot should hit the ground at 6, come up passing through 9, reach all the way up to 12, stretch to 3, and come back down to strike the ground at 6.


Drink water

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The average person should be drinking roughly half their body weight in ounces every day. Even more so if you’re a runner!


Train downhill

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A word of warning – downhill running has a higher rate of injury than uphill running or running on flat surfaces, so be careful. Having said that, one possible training regimen is to run downhill and jog back up several times. This will give you some practice running faster than you otherwise could on a flat surface.

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