January 8 2018
Our resident run coach advises on the point at which runners should enlist trained help to reach their running goals.
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The plan gradually buildings from walk/runs to a 30-minute run in the course of 8 weeks. If you feel you aren’t ready to move on, don’t be afraid to repeat a week!
Warm-Up and Cool-Down
Make sure you warm up by starting each workout with 5 minutes of brisk walking, and then end your session with a 5-minute cool-down walk and some gentle stretching.
Start by doing body-weight exercises, such as squats, lunges, heel and toe raises, push-ups and planks. Add light weights as your strength increases. Yoga is also an excellent way to build strength and improve flexibility. Try to incorporate two strength-training sessions into your weekly routine, because they help you build muscle and avoid injury as you build your running endurance. For tons of strength training options, check out our Pinterest board!
Think cardio: cycling, dancing, using the elliptical, stair-climbing, swimming, rowing or another activity that you enjoy!