on the treadmill
5 minute warm up
Run for 2minutes and walk for 3minutes (repeat 10 times/50minutes)
5 minute cool down
5.90km in 60 minutes
I guess I didn't do so bad after all yesterday... session 2 was only supposed to be 9 repeats, not sure why I had the number 10 in my head. Yeah ME !!
Today was my last session for week 4. It actually went really well, I did my stretching before my warm up and my calf was co-operating this time.
The book The Beginning Runner's Handbook actually recommends that you warm up with a 5-10 minutes walk AND THEN do your stretching, since its easier and safer to stretch a warm muscle then a cold muscle. Warm-ups bring blood to the muscles and make injuries from stretching less likely.
I don't know about you, BUT once I'm on the treadmill and have finished my warm-up, getting off to stretch just seems like such a waist of time, the sooner I get started on the running the sooner I'm done with it.
Maybe once I'm running outside I wont feel that way?
When do you stretch, before your warm-up or after? Do you always stretch before your Runs?