Want to start doing CT’s The Running Man, however never done any kind of intense cardio before so any tips on how to break into running? e.g. what warmups, stretches do you all do, and any tips on nutrition before, during and after running?
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Warmups: Stretching, calisthetics, 10 minutes of fast walking before you run.
Nutrition: Water before, during and after. Other nutrition depends on your goals (performance, cardio excercise, weight loss) but if you already have a sound diet, don’t change it. I would suggest carbs about an hour before training. Also, most don’t want to run on a full stomach unless you want to see your food again. If fat loss is not your goal, post running nutrition can be the same as post workout (carbs, protien, creatine if that is your thing).
As far as training goes, there are so many programs to choose from. Just start slow and ease your way into it. For me, it was best to start with a goal of time. I chose 25 minutes. I started alternated jogging and walking, and tried to decrease the time I spent walking over time. Once I got to 25 minutes of a steady jog, then I worried about pace.