Oh yes, it’s here!
The Run Revolution has come to Ireland and it looks like it’s here to stay. From social joggers to competitive races, there are more runners on the road than ever before, with more groups, events and running shops cropping up everywhere!
If you were thinking about joining the revolution, despite it seeming daunting, it’s pretty easy.
If you don’t like going out on your own and are a beginner, your best bet is to join a local couch-to-5k group. Meeting like-minded people of a similar ability and getting into the routine is what it’s all about. They are tough but fun, and you won’t regret it!
In Sligo, the Sligo Couch 2 5k is excellent!
Take part in as many as you can, from your local Parkrun to marathons. Taking part in events is a great way to keep yourself motivated and keep that sense of achievement rolling. There are 1000’s of events across Ireland and further abroad to choose from. Literally everything is catered for. Have a blast!
Keeping it up
You’ve been running a while but now you feel like a hamster going round and round.
Our advice is to mix it up. Variety is the spice of life. Explore new run routes, change up your type of training, or give trail running a try — it will help keep the love alive!
At RunPod we offer groups and classes for everything. Couch-5k, hill sprints, intervals, ascent training, downhill training, trail running, 5k, 10k, 21k, Marathon training… you get the picture. We can link you up with a group to head out with or come out with us. We are one big community working together to enjoy life, enjoy running and keep the revolution alive!
Getting gear you like and feel comfortable in, especially footwear, is key to doing this long term. It’s kind of a sales pitch, but it’s not. Ask any seasoned runner. Discomfort and pain will have you turning on your heels and saying “nope” sooner than boredom will. Once you have made your mind to really give it a shot, get yourself sorted for footwear!
For those looking to improve times or tailor their footwear to their goals, know that you can. Running styles, history and goals can dictate the footwear you’re in. At RunPod, we can give you best shot at attaining your goals by getting you into the best footwear for you.