Many new runners do the same run every day, which is great for getting in the habit of exercise, but a more structured approach will help you improve more safely and effectively. Our 5K training plan is a great starting point. Check it out here:http://gonike.me/6033Rv8t
where you just feel like giving up. You’re tired, you’re exhausted, and you’re worn out. You tell yourself that you should get a day off from your training. You want to splurge and treat yourself to something tasty. After all, you worked hard for it, so why not? We’ve all been there. But you can’t do that. You can’t give in to temptation. You know you worked so hard for this, and to take a day off means to accept defeat. And that is just not acceptable. When you feel like giving up, look up to the sky and remind yourself why you keep training. Is it to be fit? Is it to lose weight? Whatever it is, remember that you trained this hard for a reason. Don’t throw it all away. You can do this. Make your training count.
Nike has long been inspired and for athletes in general, but their first and still greatest muse was Steve Prefontaine, a brilliant, headstrong and seemingly tireless runner from Oregon who at one point held seven American records. Pre was Bill Bowerman’s greatest runner at the University of Oregon, and he served as Bowerman’s primary tester for his homemade running shoe innovations. He was tragically killed in 1974 in a single-car crash at the age of 24. Today would have been his 61st birthday.