Month: April 2014

Is your running form ready for the Moody Street 5K?

Breathing

Everyone uses different techniques, the more you run the more you will find what works best for you. You will find some people run through their noise, mouth or a combination of the two. Keep in mind that deep relaxed breathing vs. shallow quick breathes will provide the body with the most oxygen. Another great reason to run with a friend, having a conversation with your friend will help you with your breathing while taking your mind off the task at hand – talk about a win- win.

 Posture

Keep your posture straight and erect. Hold your head upright, eyes are focused straight ahead. Make sure you’re not leaning forward or back at your waist. Check your posture once in a while when out on a run, once your body starts to get tired you may notice your posture can begin to slouch.  Be sure to lift your chest once you feel yourself slouching.

 Relax your shoulders

Your arms should be at a 90 degree angle,  hands at your waist and relax your hands.  If you hold your arms up higher or clench you fists you may start to feel tightness and tension in your shoulders and neck.

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COUNTING DOWN TO MOODY STREET 5K

We are so pumped for the upcoming Moody Street road race.   With several weeks training under our belts we thought it would be a good idea to posts some helpful training tips on the blog.  Make sure you continue to log in & check out the latest posts!

 

Hydration – The goal of drinking fluids during exercise is to prevent dehydration and maintain performance.  4 – 6 ounces of fluids should be consumed  every 15 to 20 minutes during a run/walk.  Most people remember to drink fluids during a work out but pre and post workout hydration is equally as important.  

  • Stick to regular water – Avoid hidden sugars and calories by sticking to simple H2O.   If you need to add variety try adding lemon, lime, or oranges slices to your water for a natural flavoring.
  • Drink regularly throughout the day rather than try to get in all your consumption at one point of the day.   A general rule of thumb is to drink half your body weight in ounces daily.  (If you weigh 200 pounds, aim for 100 ounces throughout the day).

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MOTIVATING MUSIC

Can you believe the Moody Street 5K is only a month away? After the longest winter ever, we are finally starting to see signs of Spring.  Along with  the weather warming up we are starting to see more activity on the roads – walkers & runners are taking a break from the treadmill and hitting the pavement.  Sometimes a little music can help motivate you to tie up the laces on your sneakers and get moving.  Here are a few great songs to create a motivational playlist to help you train for the Moody Street 5k!!!  

  1. Pink – Raise Your Glass
  2. Survivor – Eye of The Tiger
  3. Adele – Rolling in the Deep
  4. Maroon 5 – Moves Like Jagger
  5. LMFAO – Party Rock Anthem
  6. Journey – Don’t Stop Believn’
  7. Kelly Clarkson – Stronger (What Doesn’t Kill You)
  8. Black Eyed Peas – Pump It
  9. Bon Jovi – Livin’ On a Prayer
  10. Outkast – Hey Ya!
  11. Eminem – Loose Yourself
  12. Kenny Loggins – Footloose

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