There are many different reasons why someone might choose to run. Whether you’re training for the Mai Dubai City Half Marathon or just trying to stay fit, read on to know more about proven strategies to improve your running. 

1. Mix Up Your Runs 

The more you run, the better you tend to get at it – but after a while you will need to change up the type of runs you do to continue improving. A proper and good training schedule for the Mai Dubai City Half Marathon will have various or different runs combining easy runs, interspersed with one speedy interval or hill session, one tempo run, and perhaps one long run each week. 

2. Mind Games 

Mentally preparing yourself for your longest run of the week will make it easier. Rather than wondering how to build stamina for running long, think of your run in sections. This will be beneficial most especially when running a half marathon or 21km distance. Experts suggest focusing one 5km at a time!

3. Don’t Skip Stretching 

Regular stretching will help you boost force, jump height and speed for the Mai Dubai City Half Marathon. Do some dynamic stretches and movements that mimic what you’re about to do as well as some glute activation. Doing hip circles and fire hydrant drills with a mini band just above your knees will fire up the muscles you want to engage when you run. 

4. Run Hills 

Running hills is a great way to introduce speed training into your running routine. If you want to become faster and become a more efficient runner. A study published in the International Journal of Sports Physiology and Performance found that introducing various hill workouts into a running schedule improved overall performance in all 20 participants. Spending some time running on hills will also help you prepare for the race route during the Mai Dubai City Half Marathon.

5. Perfect Your Form 

A gait analysis is one of the simplest things you can do when it comes to running faster and more efficiently. Checking your form and posture will help you run better and decrease our risk of injury. Consulting a physical therapist or an exercise physiologist will help you discover minor tweaks in your form that can make a big difference in injury prevention, efficiency, and quickness especially in the Mai Dubai City Half Marathon.

Want to join the best running events in Dubai? Check out the events below: 

Mai Dubai City Half Marathon 

The Mai Dubai City Half Marathon is one of the most popular running events in Dubai. The next Mai Dubai City Half Marathon will be held on the 30th of October 2022. Register for the Mai Dubai City Half Marathon now! To get more details about the next Mai Dubai City Half Marathon event, follow us at @promosevensports on Instagram!

Mai Dubai Community Run

The Mai Dubai Community Run previously known as the Skechers Performance Run has just concluded will be held again in November 2022. The Mai Dubai Community Run has 2.5 km, 5km, and 10km races available and it’s a family-friendly event which is great if you want to bring your family with you.

Bloomberg Square Mile Relay 

The Bloomberg Square Mile Relay was held in DIFC last 9th of February 2022. The Bloomberg Square Mile Relay is the only corporate race in the world and anyone can enter as a team of 10 for a great team-building activity.

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