Kickstart your 2023 running endeavours
Whether you’re looking to get in shape and improve your health or looking to take your fitness to new levels in 2023, running is an excellent place to start your journey.
Running is a great form of exercise for people of all ages and abilities. It’s a low-impact activity that can help you burn calories, improve your cardiovascular health, and increase your stamina – especially when using On shoes and running gear suited to your specific needs. Furthermore, running is a great way to relieve stress and clear your mind. If you’re new to running, the thought of getting started may seem daunting. But there’s no need to worry. With a little planning and preparation, you can be up and running in no time.
Here are a few tips to help you get started:
1. Set realistic goals
Start by setting realistic goals. If you’re just starting out, don’t try to run a marathon – start with a goal that’s achievable, like running for 30 minutes three times a week. Pace and distance are not important at the start – just get out there!
2. Find a running buddy
Having someone to run with can make the experience more enjoyable and help you stay motivated. Find a friend or family member who is also interested in running – or join a running club or group such as Run/Walk For Life (www.runwalkforlife.co.za).
3. Invest in the right gear
Investing in a good pair of running shoes is essential. They should be comfortable and provide support for your feet. Check out our extensive range of On shoes and apparel on this website. We have the sportswear and appropriate running shoe to meet your needs. You may also want to invest in some other gear, like a GPS watch or running app, to help you track your progress.
4. Create a training plan
Once you’ve set your goals and gathered your gear, it’s time to create a training plan. There are several resources available to help you, including online programmes, running coaches, and training plans.
5. Stick to your plan
The most important part of starting to run is to stick to your plan. It’s normal to have days where you don’t feel like running but try to push through and stick to your goals. Remember, the only way to get better at running is to keep at it.
With a little planning and preparation, you can be up and running in no time. By following these tips, you’ll be on your way to achieving your fitness goals in 2023.
Make sure to try out the latest On Cloud running shoes which feature the revolutionary CloudTec® cushioning system. Since 2017, both Tifosi Sports and On has dazzled South African runners – from newbies to professionals – with the “Run on Clouds” theme and our latest shoe designs that deliver softer landings and firm toe-offs.
Be sure to try one of the following more popular styles, namely the Cloudmonster, Cloudflow and Cloudultra.
The On Cloudmonster is a lightweight yet comfortable shoe, offering premium cushioning and explosive heel-to-toe transitions. This style is ideal for both daily training and longer runs. The shoe features a sustainable upper and adequate grip on wet roads. Some runners call the Cloudmonster “weird”. We call it On! True to its name, it has a “monstrous” amount of Helion™ foam that will keep your feet protected and comfy all day.
The Cloudflow is the perfect running shoe for the all-rounder who is not looking for too much padding. Offering a “true fit to size” feel, the Cloudflow is a durable and lightweight road running shoe that is rigid and will make sure to push you to go faster – especially on your shorter runs.
A clear winner in its category, the Cloudultra is an extremely stable and highly cushioned shoe that is versatile and can be used both off- and on-road. This outdoor running shoe offers supreme comfort on long runs, great traction, and the upper is breathable with great midfoot lockdown. We suggest that you size up half a size to make sure of the prefect fit.
For more information on either On’s range of products or how the Tifosi Team can get you further inspired to join the running fraternity in South Africa in 2023, please contact our offices on +27 (0) 760247093 or visit our website.
You now have no excuse – get going with On.
Tifosi Sports offers a range of running shoes for women and for men. Our range includes outdoor trail shoes, road running shoes and all-day sneakers and is complemented with a premium range of On apparel.