Monday, February 28, 2011

Day -4

Before training "officially" begins, here's a few pointer to get you going in the right direction. These tips will go beyond whatever information you learn here.

  1. Never increase mileage more than 10% each week. That's how I ended up with a stress fracture big enough to be seen on a plain X-Ray, and was out for 6 months.
  2. It's better to overdress in shells than to under dress. This way you can always take off clothing if you get too hot.
  3. Invest in a good pair of running shoes! It is arguably the most important piece of the running puzzle. 
  4. Make sure you replace you're shoes after ~300 miles. After this point, they lose their ability to support and cushion you.
  5. Get a field hockey ball. You can use it as a cheap alternative to a foam roller for relieving muscle tension before and after a workout.
  6. Remember, asphalt road is actually a softer surface to run on than concrete.
Follow these tips and you'll be on you're way to running success!

First Post

Hey everyone,

This site is going to be a running log. I'm going to post useful tips, exercises, stretches, and other techniques that could be found useful. A great way to take away from this blog is to start at Day One, and follow all the daily practices until you're up and running (pardon my pun)! It starts this Friday, March 4, so get ready!

My cross country spikes, Puma Harakas. Great racing shoes!