Stretch, warm up with a walk and repeat for cooling down. Many of the Cto5k jobbies start and finish with said 5 minute "brisk" walk.
To assist with recovery I swear by Epsom salts. Although I'm not running yet I do a fair amount of cycling and gym work; I suffer from a bad back (waiting for surgery). A 20 minutes soak seems to really help with me if/when I get exercise induced aches and pains.
what is your training schedule like?
I get mine in 5 kg bags off Amazon...seems to be the best value.
Well done, you have started, always the hardest part. If the 60 sec bit is too much knock that down a little, maybe 45 secs. Dont go and push yourself whilst you are aching, your muscles are rebuilding themselves, allow a couple of runs just to get in the swing of it then pick up on the schedule again. If you rush it now you could put yourself off running and that would be a great shame. In a couple of months you will have picked up distance and speed dramatically, just give yourself a little time.
yes allow your body to recover, if you really ache you wont run relaxed, you will then make other muscles you didnt use on the first day ache etc etc. however giving yourself an extra 24/48 hrs at this point will be fine, you only ache when you have pushed unused muscles so this is natural and it wont last long, just take it steady, remember hare and totoise, the guy with the shell will be far fitter in a month or two.
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