January 6, 2015 by Coach Lauren Ganes, Marathon Coordinator
Happy New Year! The New Year brings excitement and commitment to new goals. For all runners running for the first time, veteran runners and runners recovering from injury this is the perfect time to follow training plans.
Following a training plan will help you stay injury free, because you won’t be running too fast or putting in long distances too soon that could lead to injury.
Incorporating the interval method of running for 1 minute and walking 1 minute or running for 4 minutes and walking for 1 minute is beneficial because you utilize different muscles for each activity. The interval method has very little effect on your pace if you are running hard and walking fast (written by someone originally skeptical of this method). During races I’ve observed runners using the interval method pass those that run continuously.
It is important for all runners and walkers to remember to do their dynamic stretches before running and their static stretches after running. New members check with the Coaches and other WOW veterans if you have questions about stretching.
Here is to an injury free year of running in 2015!