If you want to run or jog on a daily (or near-daily) basis, it’s incredibly helpful to have something of a jogging routine that can properly prepare you for your jog both mentally and physically. Here are our suggestions for the three things you should always do before you go out for your daily jog.
Your body needs water constantly, especially when you’re exercising. If you’re dehydrated, you may find it much harder to work out because you won’t feel as good. So hydrate well starting about half an hour before your jog. Just make sure not to drink too much right before you head out so your stomach doesn’t feel uncomfortable.
Even just some walking and a few dynamic stretches can make a difference in preparing your body for the high-impact load of going on a run, helping to decrease your risk of injury and allowing you to perform to the best of your ability.
Set Your Goal
Your run will always feel more satisfying if you set and reach an intention for it. Whether your goal is to run at a certain speed, for a certain time, or to make it to a certain distance, or even just to enjoy yourself, having a target you want to reach will make the run feel much more intentional.