This is my 1st post, and I'm still trying to navigate this site... I have started an online group with friends from all over the US to complete the C25K plan. NONE of us have run pretty much since we were required to in High School. :_| I'm looking for essential stretches and ANY tips to relay to them to make it less intimidating and to pump them up for success. Any suggestions? (We start the week of April 28th.) Thanks!
Well you may already know this but coolrunning.com has some great stretches. make sure you stretch everything because you will use muscles you are not used to using. Stretch before and after!!! I really concentrate on stretching out my hamstrings and my calves and my ankle tendons. Good luck to you and your friends.
Here are some great links to get you started:
This has lots of info for newbies: http://coolrunningnewbie.pbwiki.com/
this is the c25k running plan that most of us started with http://www.coolrunning.com/engine/2/2_3/181.shtml
here are some great stretches http://www.coolrunning.com/engine/2/2_1/126.shtml
also check out the link on the above page for "aches & pains" that comes in handy too
Melanie - mom to 3, WW member since April 2005, runner since July 2006. I lost 40 lbs and have been a Lifetime Member since 2007.