You have probably seen advertisements on the television for your local fun run events. These are often held for charities such as cancer and dementia. They are called fun runs because the idea is to have some fun while doing the event, though if you want to make sure you reach the finish line, you will need to do some training as well. Here are some tips for helping you get ready for a charity fun run.
Find a Workout Plan
The first thing you need to do is find a workout plan that you can fit into your life. It might sound easy but trying to fit a 20 or 30-minute jog into your day isn’t always easy. However, if you want to get fit in time, you need to make a plan and stick to it. You will probably be keen to get started and want to jog or walk for miles on the first day. You should try to restrain yourself though, or you will just end up aching the next day. Take things easy and build up gradually.
Take a Friend
Treading the roads every day on your own can get boring. Even though you will probably have some music to keep you entertained, it can be nice to have someone to run with along the way. Try to find a friend near you to encourage to do the charity run, or just to come out and help you train. If there is no-one you know, then you can always try joining a local running club. There are usually a couple of clubs that will run in your local area every week.
Vary Your Routines
Depending on the type of charity event you are planning to compete in, you will need to adjust your routine accordingly. If you are taking part in a run, then jogging and or running should be enough to see you through. However, if you are planning on participating in a run with activities along the way such as an assault course, then you might need additional training. Exercises such as the push pull legs routine should help you with the demands on your legs and arms. You won’t need a demanding workout, just enough to get your legs and arms stronger for the event.
Make Sure You Eat Right
Unless you are also trying to lose weight, you need to ensure that you are getting enough calories in your diet to cope with the increase in exercise. As well as fruit and vegetables, you should also be thinking about high-calorie foods to keep your energy levels up. The day before the event, you should also go for high carb foods that will store plenty of energy that you can use on the day.
Whether you are taking part in a sponsored event, or just wanting to get fitter, it is important that you develop a routine that is the best for you and what you want to achieve.