May 5, 2013
Here’s a tip: Friction caused by clothing or body parts rubbing together during a run can cause irritation problems. Rubbing on a little petroleum jelly can easily solve the problem.
Stretching is not much fun, however it needs to be done to reduce injury. Flexibility is important no matter what form of exercise you participate in. Stretching keeps you flexible. Before you start your run, warm-up with some light stretching, and when you’re run is finished also do some light stretching. Do not force it. You can actually injure yourself by overstretching.
Since you are in your third week of training, it is important to start out your run slowly, even if you are an experienced runner. For the first 3 or 4 minutes of your run, establish your pace that you have been training for. For the last 2 or 3 minutes before you finish your run, slow down a bit. This cooling off period will help muscle stiffness ease for the next day. Give your body time to recover between workouts. Sometimes rest is the best key.
We will be doing 3 workouts this week. Here’s your schedule for this week.