The distances are getting longer; and for those of you who weren’t long distance runners or walkers prior to the season, your body is undergoing a lot of changes. This is a lot of new stress, and over time, your body will adapt. You’ll become stronger and able to go longer, if, AND ONLY IF, you listen to your body along the way, and you train properly. So here are a few tips:
- Train during the week. Get out there at least 2-3 times. That’s the best way to feel good as the Sunday runs get longer. We are all busy and it can be hard to fit it into your schedule, but it’s always possible to make time for what’s most important. Your recovery and your health are important!
- Roll. Muscle tightness causes you to run improperly, and when you run mile after mile like that, you are going to start hurting. Check out the video on the Training Tips tab of this website to learn how to use the foam rollers, and be sure to roll at least a few times a week. http://running4recovery.com/foam-rolling-techniques/
- Ask for help. Rolling won’t address every ache and pain, so please don’t hesitate to ask for more guidance. You can reach out to Nicole, Robin, or Brandon; you can contact Liddy HealthWorks, and you can also direct any questions my way. We all want to see you succeed and are there to help.