Thursday, June 27, 2013

Ask A Coach: 
Question: "What kind of layers would you suggest for spring-type cold rainy runs? Do you have a vest? I'm still walking a lot and don't want to get soaked and then chilled. But I don't want to get too hot when I actually run." 
Answer: Ok. it rained yesterday. It was warm out though, and the whole '20 degrees warmer then it really is' when you are running applies, with a layer to start with. Stick to polyester materials, so it'll dry fast, and don't forget about that hat.

Question: "Would love your ideas for getting back in the running game after eight (yes, 8, ack!) months of no running due to injury (boo!). I'm going for short run/walks, but will take any other ideas you have. Support groups? Bourbon?" 
Answer: Go for time. Start off with 20 min, 3 times a week, and do short runs and then walk. When you can run the whole time pull it up to 30 min. Stay there till everything feels good. Then flop open your race calendar, call your support groups, and open the bourbon baby, you are back in the game. I like makers mark....just saying....

Question: "What should I eat for the next 20 hours?"
Answer: Well, since you wrote this 10 hours ago, I hope you ate, and didn't eat anything new. DON'T EAT ANYTHING NEW. Please. Drink lots of water and go to bed early. Tomorrow, eat whatever you ate the morning of your training runs.

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