I’ve said it before, but I really like Mondays. I like getting back into the routine and being productive. Not that I’m not productive on the weekends, eh scratch that, I’m not usually that productive ha.
Monday- 1 mile warm up, 3 miles faster pace, 2 mile cool down. It was supposed to be a 1 mile cool down, but J was happy so I snuck one more mile in for 6 miles total. I’m trying to focus more on a warm up, and cool down and less on my overall time. Forgetting the clock can be a good thing on non-speed work days=)
It’s no secret that running is my choice of workout, but something that is often over looked is the stretching. I never stretch before my run because I don’t see the point of stretching my muscles while they are cold. I do however stop and stretch once or twice throughout a typical run.
During my freshman year of college I had a terrible stress fracture in my right leg that put me out of running for 6 months. That has been my only injury I’ve ever had due to running and I’d like to keep it that way. One of the ways I think I keep myself injury free is remembering to stretch after a workout. (there are many other factors to staying injury free, here is a great article from the professionals;)) *I compeletly agree with his #1 way, listening to your body. Great article!
My typical and favorite stretches that I do after a run only take me about 10 minutes. (2 min per stretch is plenty of time for me) Here they are:
And one more picture because I just think he is too cute. This is what J wore to church yesterday. Ya, after this pic I changed his short tie haha but the second pic didn’t save=(
What are your favorite stretches?
Ever had an injury from running?