This is the most obvious one, but it is still worth mentioning. Even if you are working on fast-paced running, a slower pace is needed if you want to work out longer. Choose a smaller interval and work your way up.
Your body needs nutrients to keep you going on your runs. The question is which one are the right ones? Sports drinks are fine and all, but your body also need carbs as well. Just remember you need water to hold that down.
We got science on our back with this one, thanks to some Canadian scientists. They put people on treadmills and found that we have preset paces set in our brains. They did find that music can affect your pace, so if you have the right playlist and pacing, you are set.
It does not matter if you are a marathoner or just getting started, your feet need to be happy. Remember that shoe sizes change per manufacturer. Better yet, select the shoes by the shape of your feet, so give your arches a good look.
It is good to get excited that you're getting better or having fun running, but you should stay centered. If you think the run is too easy you can get distracted and not work as hard. On the other hand, if you think you are being too hard on yourself, you might just give up.
This works for any season, but this means the most during cold weather. Get your hand on some good moisture-wicking clothing, but also layer up when the temperature drops. If you need hat or glove, anything with wool is a good option.
There are loads of reason a cup of joe is amazing for your running. Your coordination improves and helps burn fat at a faster rate. And, of course, that caffeine boost enhances your reaction time and your alertness.
Another no-brainer tip that still needs attention from every runner. A good rule of thumb is 3 liters for men, 2.2 liters for women, but there is no real perfect answer. What you should be doing is seeing how much your body sweats out and pay attention to when you get thirsty to figure out the best way to hydrate yourself.
There are loads of apps you can use that will keep up with distance, calories, etc. Or you can keep it old-school and use a notebook. Either way, keeping track of your progression will motivate you to see that record grow.
If you start to get bored of the same old strategy, then it is time to look at it from a different angle. There are styles like high-intensity interval training which work on short but strong periods of exercise mixed with slow periods of rest. If that is not up your alley, there are loads more to choose from.