Keep It Healthy

As I’m writing this, I’m one wrong step from full-on hobble-fest. I went for a short, slow - very slow - jog with the team today and, yet again, my legs are rebelling.

I’ll never get tired of running, but I am getting a bit long in the tooth when it comes to the injuries.

As a coach, it’s my job to keep runners as healthy as possible. I want them to be fast, yes, of course, but more importantly, healthy.

On the TrainwithMarc blog this week, that’s exactly what I wrote about.

You can read about it here on the blog, from Facebook, or on Twitter.

Let me summarize it for ya here though…

If you want to be a “consistent runner” - not one of those flash-in-a-pan runners, but one of those for-ever types, you gotta take care of yourself.

For starters, I think rest days are underrated. Take ‘em when you need them.

The next three all require you to alter your run days and add in cross training and strength training. These will extend your ability to run.

To read all my post (I hope you do!), you can click the link below.

Need more details? Here’s this week’s blog post.

Friday’s Action Plan:

Schedule a rest day or cross train day into your training plan next week. Need more, like me? Get in to see a doctor who can fix you up.

Big Events Coming Up:

2019 World Athletics Championships - September 27th

What’s Got My Attention:

Article: 6 Mistakes Beginning Runners Make — & How to Fix Them

Video: The Road to 1:59 (sub-2 hour marathon)

Quote of the Day:

“Stay committed to your decisions, but stay flexible in your approach.”

Connect with me:

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Here’s my blog

Thanks for following along in the journey! Have something you’d like to add? Have suggestions or comments? Email me: TrainwithMarc@gmail.com

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Marc is a middle school teacher and coach, but also works with distance runners online. I help distance runners around the globe by providing support, writing customized training plans and designing workouts to help them reach their racing goals. I write for my blog every Wednesday morning and newsletter every Friday morning.