Friday, October 8, 2010

Running Tips

I got this from a Weight Watchers Meeting and thought it'd be a good thing to post on here as well.

  1. When you stretch, pay particular attention to your calf and thigh muscles including the hamstrings
  2. If increasing your speed leaves you feeling winded or tired, slow back down to a more comfortable pace
  3. When running, look ahead and keep your body upright and bend your arms at a 90 degree angle
  4. Vary your route to make it more interesting-you'll appreciate the change of scenery
  5. Enroll in a local runner's clinic to train with a group if you'd rather not run alone
  6. Invest in a good pair of athletic socks; ideally ones that are designated for running. If you want to splurge, a good digital watch is great to keep track of your time
credit: Weight Watchers Book 9: Add Variety to Your Workouts-Beyond Walking