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Oct 14, 2013 3:54 PM

Post-Run Habits to Avoid

The feeling ofaccomplishment one feels after finishing a run is something to relish andenjoy. Although the run is finished, the work is not yet done, and the next fewsteps a person takes can potentially sabotage their health and progress.  Keeping this in mind, avoid making thesemistakes after a daily run or a long race.


As those last stepsend and the oxygen floods back into the lungs, many find they rest againsttheir legs for a brief moment, or stretch their arms overhead in order to aidin slowing the heart rate.  While theseare stretches, this is not stretching.  Ashort 5-minute stretching routine will assist in keeping fascia and musclessoft and supple, which are both essential for injury prevention and flexibilitymaintenance.


Another mistake somemake is not refueling their body post-run. Eating a post work snack will help stave off the feeling ofstarvation that tstrikes 30 minutes to an hour after the run has been finished.  Try a piece of cheese and a few crackers, ora small container of yogurt to help repair the muscles and refuel the body formore activity.


Another culprit of thepost-run crash is not enough hydration. Dehydration can lead to cramps, mood swings, and fatigue, making thenext run a person takes on that much more difficult to accomplish.  Be sure to care a water bottle and takefrequent sips while running, and continue this hydration mission throughout therest of the day.


We take the time toexercise, but often run right from the jog into the next activity,postponing a shower or sometimes even changing. To keep skin healthy and prevent workout clothes from being damaged,change clothes right away and take a quick shower; this will also aid inrefueling the mind and refreshing the body after the work one just did.


While in the shower, aperson should mentally pencil in their next run, then add it to a calendar tokeep the momentum and enthusiasm for fitness moving forward.


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