A Non-Runners Guide For Becoming a Runner With Running Coach Si Dicks (Focused Running)

In this episode of the Conquer Food Podcast, Craig interviews Si Dicks who is a running coach from Reading.

Craig and Si talk tricks and tips about running in order to help listeners learn more and get motivated about running. They also chat about some of the ultra marathons they’ve done all around the world and the thrilling stories and experiences that came with the events.

Si wasn’t always a good runner and tried to do a half marathon with his wife and seriously struggled! But now his very impressive runner having done ultra marathons all over the world.

A tip for people just starting to run: Just get your running kit on!
Don’t time yourself, just go out and run every day for a week and you’ll see a massive improvement by simply just getting your body used to running!

Another tip is that you shouldn’t be afraid to set goals for yourself and if there is anyone that doubts you and says you can’t do it then tell them to do one! Prove people wrong and achieve the achievements you set and do that by working hard!

For listeners getting started with running a tip would simply get walking. get the body use to be being used and it moving, just 20 minutes 2 or 3 times a week, no matter how difficult it just gets moving.

If you’re slightly advanced and looking to get yourself doing an event, Si suggests giving yourself 6 months beforehand to get training and get aerobically fit, and by doing that run slower!

Focused running allows people to talk to somebody about running and what their goals are and how they’re gonna achieve them. They also analyse the way you run and how you can improve your technique which would allow you to get faster and more efficient with your running, as well as reducing the likelihood of injury.

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