Stay Connected to Running-Even When Injured
This post is about what to do when you are injured and but want to stay active.
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Many runners when they are injured (whether it is running related or not) have the tendency to isolate themselves away from other runners and stop participating in a community that they were so active in before they were injured. Especially if the injury will mean a long period of not running.
As a veteran runner I thought it would be a good idea to make a list of the things I love about running.
Hopefully this list can inspire others to start running as a hobby.
Here are my ten things I love about running:
I recently bought an elliptical machine to have at home to help me train for my running and as a part of building up stamina for my triathlon program. So, I have been asked multiple times why I would choose to go for an elliptical machine rather than a bike given that in a triathlon you have to use a bike. My answer is simple, because triathlon tests not only the speed but also the discipline and endurance all throughout the race so to train on different machines actually gives you a edge. After I work out on my Proform Hybrid I go out for a light jogging and then I take my bike and do a 10K before doing 1 mile swimming.
But here are five helpful tips when you are preparing for a triathlon race that everyone can use.
Five Helpful Methods When Preparing for Triathlon Race Events
Do you want to compete continuously in a 3-sport event? Why not try triathlon. Triathlon is composed of three major sport disciplines that include running, swimming, and biking. For how many years, this kind of sport or hobby has rapidly increased its fame with sport enthusiasts and even with nonprofessionals.
Better, faster, and more determined individuals are only a few of the characteristics needed for one to be able to win in triathlon competitions. Triathlon is not a simple task where an average Joe can endure all the intense obstacles of the race. It requires perseverance, determination, utmost willpower, endurance, and stamina. That being the case, here are a few methods to help one prepare for triathlon events:
We are such creatures of habit.
Do you have a certain daily routine that you follow and when you are not able to follow it, you feel stressed out because of it.
I am very lucky my daily routine has evolved into a pretty consistent and comfortable one, where I go at my pace, while continuing to get a lot done.
This morning I had to get up at 5:30 A.M. to make sure that I got to the hospital for my Dad’s procedure. So everything felt rushed and hurried, until around 9:00 when I was able to sit down in the cafe, while Dad was in the operating room.
What is my daily routine?
Wake up between 7:00 and 7:30 A.M., talk about what has to be accomplished during the day and then I get up and do my morning weigh-in (something I find that I need to do as a part of my personal accountability).
After that I go into my backyard and bring out my net return golf net and start hitting golf balls for about 20 minutes before I do some chipping and then putting. I am by no means a good golfer but starting the day by hitting balls it makes my day more focused and I really enjoy it, I don´t really play golf that often and the nearest hitting range from here is about 60 miles so a golf net is a great way for me to start the day.
When Iget back, inside I prepare breakfast – it is something I can cook . Since I retired I think there have only been 3 days that I haven’t had this meal.
- 1/4 cup Oatmeal
- 1tsp of Cinnamon & Ginger
- 1/4 cup blueberries
- 1 tbs Honey
- a Banana
- black coffee.
I have decided to try out triathlon and after doing some research and doing some testing with my exercise plans I have noted down the most important aspects to keep in mind when training as well as what gear is important. I thought I would share with you guys my results.
Use Proper Triathlon Gear
The importance of wearing the proper triathlon gears is that allows triathletes to perform aerodynamics at their very best. Gears that are made for triathlons are not just gears that are worn for display during the race. The main goal of triathlon gear usage is to maximize speed without any delay or discomfort to a person participating in triathlon events.
Triathlon for starters is very challenging and a difficult kind of sport. With that said, athletes in triathlon must withstand and outwit the hardship of the race, which primarily requires optimum health; mind and body. So, for one to be able to succeed with the different trials associated with triathlons, proper triathlon gears must be used.
Tri Running Gears
- Hat – It is a protective gear for either hot or cold weather, a hat can protect a triathlete from direct sunlight and raindrops. Some athletes in a triathlon prefer to wear visors.
- Hydration Pack – Keeping hydrated at all times to prevent exhaustion and dehydration must be properly observed during the race. A hydration pack is the perfect gear that is placed around the waist of triathletes; this is where a water container is attached intended for drinking.