Don’t go out in your battered old runners that you’ve had for five years – invest in a new pair of quality trainers.
If you are a CSSC member, you can get a great deal through My Active Discount, where you have a lovely pick of discounts for some of the top brands. Or via CSSC’s everyday savings https://www.cssc.co.uk/everyday-savings
Get something to listen to
A good playlist, podcast or audiobook can work wonders in taking your mind away from focussing on the effort. It really will help the miles fly by. Try CSSC’s Spotify playlists
Not just before, during, and after your runs but dedicate time each day to stretch out your body. Running can be tough on your feet, legs and joints especially, so you have to get used to looking after them. One of our Yoga recommendations, yoga with Adriene, has a very simple, 7-minute ‘runners stretching’ video you could use.