Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Viewing tips for 'beginner runners' is helpful for me.

We all know that technically, I am not a beginner.  BUT, I feel like one.  Workouts that I used to think were a waste of a clean outfit..... are now my LONG runs.  I get winded.  I get cement legs.  I get discouraged.  It takes all my will power not to stop and walk. 

I think I need a refresher course. 

"The cardinal rule of the new runner is to be patient. Your body needs time to adapt to this new activity you're asking of it. It may be uncomfortable at first, but you'll begin to see results fairly quickly. All the same, it's important to build gradually. Newcomers should follow these three rules

  • Run more slowly than you think you should.
  • Don't run as far as you think you should.
  • Run more often than you think you should.
We know, we know: you're brimming with enthusiasm about your new running career. You're even surfing the Web looking for tips. You probably can't wait to start seeing the results, to start pushing your limits for maximum improvement in the minimum time. Be patient."

I've taken this blurb from an article in  To read the whole article click HERE!

If any of you are struggling to come back from an injury, please know that you aren't alone!

If you were injured and eventually worked your way back.... I'd love to hear about it.  How did you cope?  What are your words of wisdom?

Gotta keep myself determined.  
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