All the Ways You Can Make Your First 21KM Run a Success with Lazada

MANILA, Philippines—All roads lead to the 2023 Lazada Run. On July 2, at the SM Mall of Asia Grounds, Lazada is welcoming athletes and enthusiasts who have joined and signed up in the past couple of months on this momentous 21KM run.

For those who took on the challenge of doing a 21KM run for the first time–it marks an exciting and rewarding experience as it is a challenging feat and distance to conquer. But the key to a successful 21KM run is to consistently train and put in the work to get your body accustomed to running for a long period of time.

To get started, here are 5 tips to help you for your 21KM run.

Practice runs are a must

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To accomplish a great distance such as a 21KM run, starting from a shorter distance such as a 5KM run is practical that will eventually help you build up to your goal distance with endurance.

For solid endurance, you will need to create a plan that will work for you. A general guideline is to commit to a training schedule such as doing around 3-4 weekly runs. Each session, you may keep increasing your pace and distance as you build up to 21KM.


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Getting cramps or aches during a 21KM run is always a possibility, especially for first timers. To prevent this, you will need a good amount of flexibility and mobility in order to prevent you from hurting your muscles. Accomplish this by stretching before and after runs.

Of course, you will need to warm up your muscles before doing some stretching. Never stretch cold! Do any type of exercise that is suitable for you before you stretch. This way, you will be primed for a long distance run.

Keep yourself hydrated

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When you run, you sweat, so you will lose electrolytes and this can impact your performance. To compensate for the minerals you will lose, go for an electrolyte sports drink, but of course, water is fine as well. Always stay hydrated before, during and after a race.

There isn’t a hard and fast rule on how everyone should hydrate, but you must learn what is best for your body with the help of your coach or a medical practitioner.

Prepare mentally

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Always make sure you’re in an optimal mind space before the gun to your next running adventure starts. You can do this by doing deep breathing exercises or any form of meditation that works for you.

You might have negative thoughts, but always assure yourself that it is not the reality. Accept those thoughts and let them go. Rather than stressing out, focus on the process and enjoy the event.

Use sunscreen

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Runs are held outdoors and living in a country such as the Philippines, it can get very sunny. SPF is often forgotten and foregoing the sunscreen can lead to some nasty burns.

For sunscreen that can last the longest runs while you sweat like crazy, make sure to choose one that is sweat and waterproof with at least an SPF 50. You can take your pick of sports sunscreens from amazing brands such as Supergoop, Anessa, Nivea, Pond’s and Neutrogena!

For one, for Lazada’s Super Category Day, all of these trusted brands became available at 50% OFF.

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