As I took off for my long run last weekend, I passed a duo of ladies finishing up their run and overheard this: Lady runner #1, “Wow! I never thought I would be able to run 8 miles!”Lady runner #2, “I knew you could! Great job today!” I smiled to myself, because thoughts and conversations like this are so common among runners, beginner or experienced.
I'm grateful to be mentioned in this inspiring article about a remote coaching client who suffered head trauma and persevered then triumphed. http://www.bellinghamherald.com/2013/01/28/2855310/dominic-alexander-keeps-on-running.html
During our long run of 13 miles last weekend one of our runners posted this question:
How do I breath when I run? the short is deeply....and then there is.. diaphragmatic breathing, into the stomach, into the lungs are the most popular forms of breathing. Not to forget breath holding :)
Yesterday I went on my first run in over 6 months! I felt like a school girl waitting to go on a first date. A little scared. A little nervous. A little excited. As I laced up my sneakers, I worried if the pain would return. Was I really healed? Had the all the months of physical therapy worked?
Many of us want to be more flexible but don't seem to find the time to do just that “stretching”. There are many forms of stretching,i.e static stretching, PNF stretching, dynamic stretching, myofascial release, just to name a few stretching modalities. Let's look at some of the questions that might present themselves:
As a trainer, I encourage my clients to include some jogging/running in his or her exercise program. Here are a few reasons why I do encourage my clients to jog/run.Jogging/Running works different muscles than walking, even at the same speeds.Jogging/Running gives a heavier body a reason to start becoming lean.Jogging/Running will make you more efficient at walking.Jogging/Running may help contribute to bone density.