Tips For Runners

  • So you've decided to take to run? Perhaps you are starting again after putting it off for years. Here is a list of tips that I have found beneficial to the starting runner or even the seasoned pro. 1. Stretch your legs and feet? BEFORE AND AFTER S Stretching is the first thing to remember in any running program. Keep muscles flexible and relaxed tension, your joints mobile, and relieve tension and make a few gentle stretches before and after execution. I can not stress enough how important it is to stretch after the race and cool. I have found most new runners miss this vital step in your exercise program.

    You do not want to start doing too much too soon. Build your body up while you prepare to meet the demands you are about to ask of your body. Make sure to loosen the hamstrings, quadriceps, calves, iliotibial (IT) band, hips, buttocks and the plantar fascia (area at the bottom of the foot between the heel and ball of the foot). Stretch until you feel tension but not pain. Never bounce because they can tear the muscles and cause more serious problems.

    2. POSE! POSE! POSE! It is not finished school, but the principal is the same. Runs the whole body movement and correct posture and body mechanics help reduce tension in your body. Keep your body perpendicular to the ground. Do not lean on it. Hopefully they are not running in the wind tunnel. Moving arms and, of course, go with the flow.