stretching

Many people don't do a lot of stretching after finishing the Sun Run. For those people, the best advice would be to squeeze in a Yoga session on your way home after the run. Yoga and Running go hand in hand. If you want to download a 20 minute Yoga mp3 session go to www.yogadownload.com Scroll down the categories section to "Yoga for Athletes" click on it and a session titled "Yoga for Runners" will appear. If that's not your cup of tea, they also offer a FREE 20 minute trial class on-line. Something to consider when you are at home and too sore to move the next day. Tilman von der Linde ,...
IF YOU’RE HAVING A TIRED DAY, SOMETIMES IT HELPS TO JUST STOP AND STRETCH FOR A MINUTE OR TWO DURING YOUR WALK OR RUN… Sometimes it can simply be a tough day: the body feels tired and the legs feel heavy, or just don’t want to find a rhythm that feels good. It happens to me too (more often now than it used to!) If it’s a struggle at any time during your workout, I find that sometimes it helps to stop wherever you are, take a few long slow breaths accompanied by some easy stretches, and start up again. The breathing and stretches calm the system. It may be all you need to “find your legs” and...
Running and walking are activities that are very repetitive in nature. The constant loading on your body makes you more prone to overuse injuries. Here are some simple ways to help you prevent yourself from getting injured while you're training for the Vancouver Sun Run: Footwear: Be sure to have a pair of shoes that fits your foot properly and that is not worn out. A general rule of thumb is that a pair of running shoes should be replaced every 600 miles (4-6 months depending on how much you run weekly). An old shoe will have less absorption qualities to it leading the rest of your body to...