Unfortunately my new jacket didn’t make me run any faster 🤔 I’m pretty sure you’re meant to improve each time?! 😬 Ah well, that’s it done now, till the next one 🏃🏽♀️ #jogscotland#3km#timedrun#pooped#blueeyes
Beginner’s Group wk7 and the improvements keep coming. 5k 2 mins faster than wk6. The secret is to tell them that we’re running for 5 minutes and then make it 6😂(works a treat!).
Short lived victory having finally made the continuous 10km, after a week off with a bug and various other mishaps since Xmas. But it was foolish! I felt I had to do it for my psyche, but I could feel my knee and opposite hip having a shouting match due to increasing distance too soon! Now ITB is firing up and giving me all sorts of hurt. I hope it's a lesson and if I ease off and behave, the marathon training will get back in swing. It was a risk, but my mind needed it. Hopefully my knee can forgive me! 32km more to increase on tonight's effort! Help me make it worth it by visiting my Just Giving link! (see bio!) Meadows Half, Kilomathon, EMF marathon, Race For Life and Great North Run coming up!!! https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/serenakayos
🏃Tag someone who doesn't warm up!🏃🚑🚑🚑 There is always a reason to why we get injured as runners.
Running is hard on the body - its stressful no matter how perfect you run. It is going to put repeated impacts and loads through your joint, tendons, muscles and other soft tissues. If you have poor mechanics or technique then those stresses are amplified and injuries will occur. But good technique does not make you bulletproof. A lack of warm up is probably the biggest conscious mistake people make - some token stretches or a jog is not effective and can actually increase injury risk.
Being SENSIBLE in your running training is vital. 1. EVERY run needs a full body warm up.
2. Dont go too fast or too far too quickly after periods of inactivity. You need to build up stamina again in your muscles as well as your cardiovascular system.
3. Work on strength and flexibility of your hips. They are the driving force of running so lack of range and strength mean other joints and muscles will take up the strain.
4. Work with a specialist to find your weaknesses and work on them and your technique.