What I’m Doing To Help My Running

So, other than parkrun and going to Gosport Road Runners, what am I doing?

I know to make a strong runner I need to work on my body as a whole, not just run. So I’ve been incorporating some other workouts in to my schedule. I have to admit, I’m no expert here. I’m just doing what I think I should/what feels right.

Spin: Since joining the gym next door to work I have been attending spin classes once or twice a week.

Yoga: I’ve seen a few runners on Instagram and Twitter say that Yoga really aids their running as it helps them stretch certain areas out etc. I started by having a look on YouTube and discovered a channel called Yoga with Adriene. There’s allsorts of workouts on there so I’ve enjoyed giving them a go. I’m finding it really helps with stretching my legs. I’m looking forward to seeing if my flexibility improves too. I also think it’d be nice to do some routines in the garden when the weather is warmer.

Strength and Conditioning: Again, I’ve turned to YouTube for this too. I like having someone tell me what to do and since I don’t know anyone that can do that in the gym, I’m sticking with YouTube. I’ve been using a channel called HASfit. They too have a good range of videos and some specifically for beginners like myself. Again, this is something I might try in the garden once the weather improves. There’s something appealing about being outdoors.

What do you do other than running?

Can you suggest anything else you think I should do?

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6 thoughts on “What I’m Doing To Help My Running

  1. I occasionally got to the gym… 😉
    That sounds like a really good solid list. I can’t believe you do spin twice a week though – jeeeze that is a KILLER.
    Definitely focus on your hip, glutes and core for running!

    • bigmugofteablog says:

      I love spin, although now beginners is back on I’ve changed my routine so am only doing spin once a week at the minute. Thanks for the advice.

  2. Spin always looks super tough!
    I do love yoga- I have been going to a class once a week for just over a year and although I am still very inflexible, some things are improving and it works on strength too. We were given homework for the holidays and I felt I was OK at doing the routines on my own- something I should try and carry on but never remember at the moment.

  3. Corinne says:

    I’ve only just started going back out for runs. My aim is a run a week, a cycle a week and then gym to work on weights my PT sets me as well as some spin session.

    I want to get my speed up a bit!

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