Running Expertise

By:Jackson Krueger #15

Introduction

Everyone is an expert at something,mine's running! A skillful runner needs to be hydrated and trained. After all this you can start races! Many people love running and run races like the Boston Marathon

Hydration

First of all, you will need to be hydrated. Drink water and Gatorade, no fizzy drinks, your stomach will hate you. One time I was running right after drinking soda and, trust me, it didn't end well. Drink some water every half-mile, it will help your muscles stay strong. Make sure you keep your water and a pocket sized bottle so you aren't worrying about where to put it.

Training

Next, you will need to train... a lot. If you want your times to go down you will want to train 2-3 times a week. The main types of training are speed, hill, and distance training. In hill training you will want to run 5-10 hills in a row, without stopping. Do these things consistently and your times will drop like an avalanche at least 10 seconds a week.
Someone Running across the Street

Races

Congratulations, you are now ready to start races! The first thing you want to do is pace yourself, you don't want to go to fast and then get tired near the end. There are age groups for awards, if you are 1st place overall you get a better award. You will need to wear a bib with your "number" on it, so they can enter in your time on a computer.
Race Calendar!

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Conclusion

To sum it all up, running is an adrenaline rushing, heart thumping, and muscle throbbing sport. Running requires hydration and a variety of training you can do. Races are a final step to running as they're the hardest step. I've run for more than four years and I love it.

Glossary

  • Variety: A number of different types of things, especially ones in the same general category.
  • Adrenaline: a hormone secreted by the adrenal medulla upon stimulation by the central nervous system in response to stress, as anger or fear, and acting to increase heart rate, blood pressure, cardiac output, and carbohydrate metabolism.
  • Pace: A rate of movement.
  • Consistently: Constantly adhering to the same principles.