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Under Armour | These shoes were made for running

With marathon season just around the corner, Under Armour shares its top tips to motivate you.

By Bicester Village

10 March 2020

01

Find a buddy

Peer pressure (the friendly kind) can be a big help when it comes to sticking to your training plan. Find a friendly face to join you on those long runs – they’re especially helpful when the weather’s miserable or you’re aching from the day before. Just remember to buddy up with someone who runs at a similar pace to you.

Can’t find a partner who’s at your level? Ask them if they want company for a portion of their longer run, or vice versa. Time it right and you’ll be able to enjoy a post-run stretch together.

02

Create a plan

There are marathon training plans galore out there, and for good reason. Such a feat of physical endurance needs correct and consistent preparation. Do your research and speak to a personal trainer to find what’s right for you – but your schedule should consist of a mix of short and long runs, at various tempos, with some cross-training and plenty of recovery thrown in.

If you’d prefer to have a digital coach in your pocket, look to UA MapMyRun. You can set your goals, build personalised training plans, receive audio coaching and discover new routes wherever you are.

03

Choose the right gear

When you find your motivation lacking, some brightly coloured, stylish athleisure should do the trick. Invest in high-performance leggings, running apparel and trainers, such as the UA HOVR Sonic 2 running shoe from Under Armour, that will improve your performance and look good in action.

The brand’s range of running apparel is soft to the touch, wicks sweat away and dries really fast – all helping you to reach longer distances. Combining cushioning and flexibility, HOVR Sonic 2 is the perfect go-to trainer to get you started. Its UA HOVR™ technology provides a zero-gravity feel that reduces the impact of your stride, while the micro-thread upper has a breathable, compression-like fit that delivers lightweight directional strength and unrivalled comfort.

04

Measure your performance

The secret to success is tracking your progress – and these Under Armour shoes contain an integrated tracker for data-driven coaching that really helps you step up your game.

The trainers connect seamlessly with the MapMyRun app via Bluetooth to give you personalised coaching based on your pace, cadence, stride length and run distance – all with or without your phone. Plus, runners automatically join the world’s largest digital health and fitness community of more than 245 million people – now that’s some serious inspiration.

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