For those who have built up a tolerance and are quite proficient at a good, strong run may choose to begin competing in local running events. Many towns hold runs for charity and for neighborhood events. When running in this form, the run will be a race. Some people will run for personal goals, such as the exhilaration of finishing the race and others will aim for the victory of winning the race. When desiring to compete for victory, speed and endurance will be the most important elements.
There are those who enjoy a run off the road, such as trail running. This is done in a forest or other terrain that offers a runner a wonderful method to connect with nature while giving their body the benefit of a great workout. This type of running can also be referred to as orienteering.
Running can have many benefits and there are also some cautions to prepare for. If a person begins running without allowing the body to become acclimated to the movements, pain and torn muscles could be the result. Running is a proven way to stay healthy and to burn calories. The act of the run will cause fat to decrease and lean muscle to increase. On average, a person will burn approximately one hundred calories for each mile that in run; this of course will vary upon the weight of the person and the speed and intensity in which the running is done.
It is important to begin slowly, if first deciding to add a run to your daily or weekly routine. The use of proper foot wear is also vital and will make a large difference in how your body reacts to the stress that will be placed upon it. Any person deciding to run should understand the high impact that is involved with running, in order to avoid injury. The most common running injury happens because of running to often or running with incorrect form. The repetitive stress that occurs during this high impact sport must be taken into consideration. Warming up can reduce this.
Studies have shown that running will help to lower a person’s blood pressure. A run will also work the lungs and will eventually cause the lungs to become stronger. The heart will strengthen and incorporating a run into your daily or weekly schedule can even prevent heart attacks.
For those who take their run seriously as a competitive sport, there is not a shortage of those who disagree. There are all types of running events for athletes. Types of running events include track running, road running, cross country running, trail running, fell running and relay race running. There are short and long distance running events as well. Running a crucial element to the Olympics and has been a competitive sport since before the times of the ancient Olympics.