Today is the first week-iversary of when I started training (ie: jogging/running). I have been in a raw transition for a little over 2 months now, and I am eating raw 70% of the time. I have set goals to increase how much raw I eat, and plan to be fruitarian in the very near future.
The transition in to a raw diet has given me so much more energy throughout the day, that I needed to expend it somewhere. I decided to train to finally get rid of the final fatty areas on my body (love handles, back fat on lats, and small about on thighs). I have been out on 6 runs so far. I have not did much running in my life before this, so I have researched and was told to start slow. My current route is a little more than 4 city blocks and initially the run started out being 11 minutes. Now that I have built more endurance and have been working in half-block sprints in there, the route takes less than 6 minutes. It's time I find myself a new route.
I just wanted to post and ask for some advise regarding training.
-Freelea posted on Facebook before to not clench your fists while running and imagine you are holding figs in the palm of your hand and trying not to squish them.
-I was told to let me shoulders and back loose while out on a run to prevent pain building up on the sides.
-I was aslso advised to warm up (30 jumping jacks) and then stretch prior to a run to ensure there is not trauma or injury.
-And of course, keep hydrated with plenty of water!
I would really appreciate any other tips you all can give me. My goal with training (aside from losing fat) is to have the endurance to run for an hour like the pros running this site.
Much love to you all!
Hey, it sounds like you're doing great, my tip is to treat exercise and training as play! Even serious martial arts training is best when you play!
Have you looked into any local sports clubs and teams?