Hey! I'm very excited to get back to making videos and I'm especially excited to share a race recap today!
For those who just want the stats, Adam and I (aka Team Cecil's Parents) ran an official time of 2:52 on what I would call a brutally hot and humid day. Adam ran just under 6 miles and I ran just under 7.5 miles. I'm honestly so happy with our pace given the conditions on the day. Saw a few runners on the side of the road getting IVs which was scary to see.
One guy looked totally lifeless as the paramedics attended to him, I hope he is feeling better now. As runners we always want to push and get the best of ourselves on race day, but some days we can adjust the race plan for the conditions and still get the most out of ourselves.
I ended up slowing down and taking breaks in the last couple of miles because I started to get goosebumps even though it was 80 degrees and the weather was good. On a cooler, less humid day, I think I would have crushed my goal for the day. More on that in the video!
More than anything, this run made me so excited for the Miami Half Marathon in January, which is my key race for the season. Before this stint, I had no idea what to do with my goal. It had been a long time since I last put in an effort in a long race and I didn't even really know what I was capable of. I go into all the details about this in the video.
Basically I just want to put in the universe that next year I will finally PR again in the half marathon. I just feel it !!!!
PS: There is another new video coming this week (it's already mounted and ready to go) so make sure to subscribe to my youtube channel 🙂
If you’ve never run before or you’ve had a long break from running, it can feel intimidating to get out there and hit the pavement. But if you get familiar with some basic information about running and follow a beginner’s schedule, you’ll be well on your way to starting a new running habit.
At your visit, share your course plan and goals with your doctor and have him/her assess your plan and any potential health issues. If you have had any previous injuries or issues, make sure your doctor is aware of them, and ask if he or she has any suggestions on how to prevent a recurrence.
Visit a specialty course store to get expert advice on buying the right course shoes. An spécialiste at the store will look at your feet, watch you run, and make recommendations based on your foot type and course style. If you already have course shoes that you like, but you’ve had them for a while, you may still need to get new ones. Running in worn-out course shoes can also lead to injury. You should replace them every 300 to 400 miles.
Beyond running shoes, you don’t need much more than some comfortable exercise clothes to get started. If you’re course outdoors, make sure you follow some basic tips for how to dress for hot weather course and cold weather running, so you stay safe and comfortable.
As your endurance improves and you start course longer, you may want to invest in some technical fabric course clothes and other basic course gear, such as a running belt, good course socks, and a course hat. Some runners also like to have a running watch to track their times and kilomètres.
Before you get started with running, get familiar with how to do the run/walk method. Most beginner runners start out using a run/walk technique because they don’t have the résistance or fitness to run for extended periods of time. The run/walk method involves course for a bermuda territoire and then taking a walk break. As you continue with a run/walk program, the goal is to extend the amount of time you’re course and reduce your walking time. Of course, some runners find walk breaks to be so beneficial that they continue taking them even as their résistance and sport improves.
Before you start any running workout, though, you need to make sure you warm up properly. A good warm-up signals to your body that it will have to start sérieux soon. By slowly raising your heart rate, the warm-up also helps minimize stress on your heart when you start your run. Start your runs with a brisk walk, followed by very easy jogging for a few minutes. You can also do some warm-up exercises. Always end your workout with a slow five-minute jog or walk to cool down. The cool-down allows your heart rate and blood pressure to fall gradually.
Use your breathing as your guide when running. You should be able to carry on a conversation while course, and your breathing shouldn’t be heavy. Don’t worry about your pace per mile—if you can pass the ' talk test ' and speak in complete sentences without gasping for air, then you’re moving at the right speed.
Make sure you’re breathing in through your nose and mouth, and breathing out through your mouth. Proper breathing and taking deep belly breaths will help you avoid annoying side stitches, or cramps in the abdomen area.
Drink water at the end of your workouts to rehydrate. If it’s hot and humid, you should also drink some water ( about four to six ounces ) halfway through your workouts.
Post-run is a great time to stretch and work on improving your flexibility because your muscles will be warmed up. It’s also a relaxing way to end a workout. Try some of these stretches that target particular areas that frequently get tight during and after course.