Stretch it out
I went to a London marathon training seminar in London last week and it was really good. I just wanted to reiterate a few really great tips that I picked up there. I've been using them all since and have really noticed the difference.
- Don't stretch a cold muscle – warm up for at least five minutes before you stretch, if indeed you choose to stretch at all.
- After you run keep moving for at least 10 or 15 minutes, it will stop your muscles seizing up.
- When you come back eat a snack that features both carbohydrate and protein, such as a bagel with low fat cheese or a bowl of cereal. They help your muscles repair so you're ready to run again soon.
- Eat a diet that contains all kinds of carbs, they are crucial to your running and recovery.
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