Getting Started Running | Ages 12+ (DAY TWO OF FORTY!)

Chuck Wilcoxen
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Chuck Wilcoxen

Our best advice for Day 2 is to keep a Running Journal. This is a very easy and simple strategy for helping you be consistent and helping you learn about how you're doing! It doesn't have to be elaborate. Just a sheet of paper or a notebook, but every day write down WHAT you did, and HOW you felt. That's all you'll need to know!

Our warm-up and strength exercise today will be walking lunges. This is almost an entire lower body workout. It gets your legs and hips. The main thing to watch out for (with most of the other exercises as well) is your posture. You want your upper body to be relaxed, but upright. You also should make sure that your knees don't go over your toes as you lunge.

Do 10 strides of these, then turn around and do 10 back.

The workout today is Day 2 of our effort to build a little aerobic capacity. We'll go for another 15 to 20 minutes run. You may be a little sore from yesterday, but don't let that stop you! You'll feel a lot better once you get going. We'll check in with you on Day 3!