This week, we’re talking about the first mile of your run and how it feels like ass most of the time. My new students in Up and Running are doing a mile or so in their first few run-walk workouts right now, and there are always a few of them who ask, “Does this get easier? Because it feels really hard.”
What they don’t know is that the first mile always feels tough. It’s not strange, and there isn’t something wrong with you if it feels terrible. And in case you’re still convinced this is just a newbie runner phenomenon, know that I’ve been a runner since 1997 and my mind still suggests I’ve forgotten how to run every single time.
Tune in to discover three reasons why the first mile of your run usually always feels difficult. I’m showing you why most runners don’t just get up and running and immediately feel like gazelles, how to make the first mile easier, and why, if you find it hard, you’re a real runner.
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What You’ll Learn From This Episode:
- 3 reasons why the first mile usually always feels tough.
- The power of a warmup before you start running.
- A brain hack you can use when you find the first mile hard.
- Why what you tell yourself about the first mile matters.
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