1. The Easy Run
When I started every run was a tempo run, a one way ticket to emotional and physical exhaustion..now every other run is a relaxed affair, chatting with friends and letting the body stretch out and recover before thrashing it again
This one is major: if your injured its often because your posture isnt right, from overpronation to groin strain, ITB to foot problems...stay straight and relaxed, dont sit 'bum in the bucket' but lead with your core.
The thrill of the road can soon wear off as you run every route possible near where you live and your joints gradually wear down from constant battering...the bush lets all your muscles work and can be very uplifting, especially at sunrise!
Learn to love carbs and dont feel bad....porridge, bagels, wholemeal muffins, stuff yourself in the morning and gradually eat less after that as the day progresses with meat and vegies at night....
Running alone is great but for me making friends along the way is part of the joy of the sport...plenty of room to compete and chat..youll meet people youd never other wise know and go on adventures together.
Five more tomorrow