Regardless of pace, one thing novice and casual runners tend to have in common is skipping their stretching, strength training or both. Regular stretching and strength training play a role in injury prevention. Adding one or two running specific strength workouts to your weekly training can help you stay a healthy runner. Yoga is probably not the first thing that came to mind when thinking about strength training, but it isn’t all about flexibility. Regular yoga practice can help you build strength in some muscles essential for running and better mobility. Try adding these five moves to your pre and post-run routine to get started.
I know more people who say they hate running than I know regular runners. Even a few of my friends that I convinced to run still have a hard time getting out the door. If you think you hate running but want to start running for the physical benefits, maybe the below ideas can help you make progress towards your running and fitness goals.