In line with my taper for next Monday’s half marathon, this week will involve lots of stretching. Or at least, it should- so I’m starting off right:
Run: Nope, as I said, stretching was the order of the day for me
Time: 15 mins NTC Kara Goucher Pro Running Stretches. I might do the Shawn Johnson stretching later, too, for good measure 😉
Nice, surprising stretching track: Adam Lambert’s version of the U2 song, One.
Have any of you tried the Kara Goucher stretches, from the Nike Training Club app? I really like it, I think it has really helped me, and is one of the reasons I’ve been able to stay injury-free. Here’s a screen shot of the exercises:
The first exercise is a hip flexor stretch, which I really like.
The second stretch is a triangle stretch. I have terrible balance, so I try to take care when I do this one!
The next stretch is a series of prone position leg swings. When I do this one, I don’t let my swinging leg touch the floor, which I think makes it a little more challenging, but I like that!
The fourth stretch is supine scorpions: I don’t like these much! Too much co-ordination needed, which I just don’t have!
The final exercise is an ITB stretch, using a resistance band. This one feels great!
These exercises are all one minute stretches, totalling 5 minutes, and are repeated 3 times. It always feels great, after they are done! 😀
I’m trying to get my eating back on track, too, so my berries are now all ready and good to go:
Today’s Life Lesson: you know that your handbag is too heavy when it triggers the seatbelt alarm in the car!
What’s your favourite stretch?