Wednesday, June 2, 2010

National Running Day

Today, June 2nd is National Running Day!! 

Seasoned runners, reflect on your love of the run, meet up with some friends, hit the lake, or the treadmill. 

Maybe you need to dust off the shoes, remind yourself that age is just a number, that pain is just weakness leaving the body, whatever cliche gets you out the door for a run.

If your a new runner, you can check out my Running Tips Here! Including: 



  • Pick a running plan and pick a race!
  • Get fitted for the right shoes
  • Drink before during and after long runs--stay hydrated!
  • Always stretch after you are warmed up
  • Never run through pain!
  • Wear lights or reflective clothing after dark
  • Run facing traffic and carry Id
  • Breath deep, your legs and sides will thank you
  • Eat some carbs 30-60 min after your run to help your body refuel!
You can always start small with a run walk for 1 min each and then work your way up to 2 min of running, then three. There are SO many wonderful benefits: your heart and lungs will increase capacity, your metabolism will speed up, you will burn mad calories, you will feel powerful, you will realize you are capable of SO much more than you knew, you will increase bone density. 

ME? What AM I doing on National Running day?? 
I am going for one last tempo run and then doing some yoga before my race on Saturday! 



Have a great workout! What are you doing today to celebrate our ability to MOVE?? 



MINNEAPOLIS Events for National Running Day: 



6:00 p.m.  Free, Fun runs/walks out of Marathon Sports, 2312 W. 50th Street, Mpls.; featuring Team USA Minnesota runners.
6:00 p.m.  Free, Fun runs/walks out of Running Room, 1068 Grand Ave., St. Paul; featuring Team USA Minnesota runners
6:00 p.m.  Free, Fun runs/walks out of Life Time Fitness, St. Louis Park, 5525 Cedar Lake Road, St. Louis Park; featuring Team USA Minnesota runners
6:00 p.m. Free, Fun runs/walks out of Life Time Fitness, Highland Park, 2145 Ford Parkway, St. Paul; featuring Team USA Minnesota runners


3 comments:

Megan said...

I wish I could run, but I think I'll be walking... Still on restriction from the stress fracture (boo!). I'll be ready to run next week after my follow-up with the doctor, though -- I can feel it!!!

Amanda - RunToTheFinish said...

this is my one and only rest day this week, but i swear if I read one mor epost about running day well screw it!

fittingbackin said...

Great tips! I didn't run today, but walked 4 miles - hope to run tomorrow and have a belated celebration of running day! :)

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