so no need for any form of actual warm up then, thanks
I will check out some programmes on here. Out of interest, where do you find a running shop? Again, sorry if that's a stupid question.
Thanks for the replies!
Where are you? Search in google for running shops near your location, usually a few local running shops around.
I would like to quickly pitch in here because I have only been running for around 4-6 months and have suffered from some quite painful calf injuries, and my physio has said the main reason is the lack of warming down I do.He advises to just walk/jog first to warm up, run then spend 10-15 minutes doing some stationary stretches to warm down after the run, really stretching those leg muscles. I used to just pay lip service to stretching, but it really helps.
I live near Northampton, not sure if there is anything around here I will google but if anybody knows anywhere nearby I would be grateful for a recommendation
I'll bear the stretching afterwards in mind too, thank you. Little bit wary of hurting myself but I'm definitely not going to overdo it, it will only end badly! haha
5min or so walking will probably be enough to get you warmed up at this stage. As you advance you may want to adapt that to suit you.
I'd also recommend stretches afterwards. They really help ease those muscles and prevent injury.
Enjoy your runs! Won't be long till you are as addicted as the rest of us.
Thank you for all the advice
I want to get out there but it's raining boo!!!! haha. I am only doing it for health and fitness, I can't imagine I will ever enjoy it but it looks like a lot of people do, will be happy if I end up one of them
And just get out there, rain or not! It's never as bad as you think once you are out in it and you get to feel all smug and superior once you are heading home and have completed your run, whilst other whimps have just sat on their ar$e at home.
haha! i did brave it in the end. it was definitely more jogging than running and i thought i may throw up or pass out but I made it through. I am soooo unfit! haha
I did come home like a drowned rat but I had a nice bath and have spent the rest of the day feeling very smug and superior
"smug and superior" - that makes you a runner then!
Alison Gilbey wrote (see)
haha! i did brave it in the end. it was definitely more jogging than running and i thought i may throw up or pass out but I made it through. I am soooo unfit! hahaI did come home like a drowned rat but I had a nice bath and have spent the rest of the day feeling very smug and superior
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