It’s week 3 of half marathon training! How’s everyone doing? Remember the schedule isn’t written in stone. Adjust it to work with your life. I write my weekly training schedule in my new Commit30 planner. I’m loving the way this planner is laid out… just waiting for my stickers to arrive.
I adjusted this weeks training by switching out the hill repeat workout for a trail run. Definitely just as tough.
I was so relieved that my back and hips felt fine (I’ve had some issues lately) and my plantar fasciitis seems to be healed (Yay!) because the run was brutal! It was a scorching 88 degrees with killer hills. Hopefully, you too have been running and getting in some hills. You might be feeling a little stiff and/or sore, This weeks topic is aimed at helping those sore muscles.
Most runners are notorious for not stretching (at least not as much as they should) and I too am guilty of skipping my post run stretch on
occasion most days.
Stretching becomes more important as you start building weekly mileage. If you are new to running, now is the time to make it a part of your routine…before you develop bad habits, like yours truly. 😉 I struggle with making time for post run stretches and it affects how I feel some days. I honestly can’t say why I don’t stretch enough, because when I do, it feels soooo good.
Foot should be flexed for a better stretch behind leg.
***Remember, I am not a coach, physical therapist or professional trainer. I am simply someone who has been running for a long time and have learned a few things over the years, mostly from reading a lot and through trial and error. Please take what you read here as friendly advice and follow at your own risk 🙂 ***
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