If you are a beginner or competitive runner, knowing when to exercise if you don’t feel well can be difficult. When you have an infection such as a cold or stomach flu you need to decide how exercise might affect your health and your road back to recovery. When your body is fighting an infection your performance and fitness benefits will likely be less than optimal. When this happens I think missing a few days of training is not the end of the world and the best option is not to run. Click to read more!
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The primary goal of every runner should be to remain injury-free. Running goals and times cannot be achieved without consistent training. Consistent training cannot be maintained without getting healthy and staying healthy. Optimize your health instead of minimizing your symptoms and you will run injury-free for years to come.
Just as important as a structured and thorough warm-up is a proper warm-down. Your body’s muscles are highly utilized during a workout or race. A good warm-down will help the tendons, joints and muscles recover in a quicker and more efficient manner. Click to read more
Running is a unique blending of spiritual, physical, environmental and mental challenges. It is both a sport and an experience. One often overlooked ingredient that is vital to success in this demanding activity is a proper warm-up routine. A proper warm-up prepares you to fully utilize your physical, neurological and psychological capabilities. Click to read more! www.sandiegorunner.com
Throughout the years, I have been asked specific questions on how to start a running program. Here are five common questions that I answer for beginners.
How do I start running?
Should I breathe through my nose or my mouth?
I always feel out of breath when I run. Is something wrong?
I often suffer from a side cramp when I run. How does it go away?
Is it normal to feel pain during running?
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San Diego running coach Paul Greer takes runners through the necessary steps to help choose the proper running shoe. Click to read more!
During my 24 years of coaching the San Diego Track Club many people have approached me when they first take up the sport of running. Provided below are a few of my standard guidelines to follow as you begin and enjoy the lifelong activity of running.