Well, there were perfect running conditions today – a bit overcast, nice breeze…
Had an awesome 10km run – finished in 60 mins flat – not too speedy, but not too shabby either.
Got my first (point at my belly) “Look she’s crazy running while pregnant” from two grossly obese tourists. I would have stopped to lecture them on the medical dangers of morbid obesity, but knew that if I stopped running, I might not start up again!
1 double espresso with soy milk
1 very small bowl of oats & trail mix (was starving this morning and wouldn’t have made it far without some food)
1 tall glass water
The run was smooth as silk (sorry Thai airways to steal your tag line), a bit tight in the hip flexors but that seems pretty constant despite lots of stretching (yoga however, does the trick).
Unfortunately now as I sit down to type this post, I think I have somehow molded and fused to this chair. I may never move again.
Which brings me to think about the whole stretching thing. I don’t stretch before I exercise (usually) and to be honest, I’m a bit lazy with the whole stretching routine afterwards, although I may have a good stretch later in the day.
Is stretching really indicated? How should it be done? Is it best done with body warm/ cold? Does it really reduce injury?
More to follow…