10. Find your motivation. Whether it’s training with a partner, with music, or working towards a specific goal, you can’t workout without it.
9. Stretch regularly, but only after you workout when your muscles are warm.
8. Listen to your body. If you feel pain at any point, STOP. You must know the line between discomfort and pain.
7. Fuel. The most important time to eat is when you wake up and after you workout.
6. Stay hydrated. If you are thirsty, then you are already dehydrated! Make sure you have a bottle of water and sip it regularly at all times, even when you are not working out.
5. Consistency is key. Don’t workout hard for two days and then slack off for the rest of the week. Be consistent each week.
4. Look after your feet. The alignment of your spine is affected by your foot strike. It may sound simple, but the correctly fitted footwear and socks will keep you comfortable and injury free.
3. Don’t be a sidewalk stomper: Make sure half your runs are on grass or trails. You will find this slower at first, but in the long term you will be faster and injury free.
2. Set yourself achievable and measurable workout goals, within your capabilities.
1… And most importantly of all:
Recovery Days mean Recovery Days! Don’t go for a 5 mile hike on your day off.
- Coach Medena
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