The Women's Running Podcast

Ep 18. Women's Running Workshop. 2. Warm ups and technical running

December 17, 2020 Esther Newman Season 1 Episode 18
The Women's Running Podcast
Ep 18. Women's Running Workshop. 2. Warm ups and technical running
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The Women's Running Podcast
Ep 18. Women's Running Workshop. 2. Warm ups and technical running
Dec 17, 2020 Season 1 Episode 18
Esther Newman

This is the second podcast in our series for beginner runners, or for those getting back into it, or just if you’re interested in unbefuddling some of the weirder running lingo. In this episode, Esther and Holly have a chat about how Holly's running has been over the past couple of weeks. We also talk about her current warm -up routine, and the sort of moves she can do to warm her muscles and joints up a bit more than, as she says, “putting her leggings on and going downstairs”. We talk about warm up mobilisation exercises that we can all fit in to our running. These are just recommendations, as how you warm up is a very personal thing, but it’s worth building a few in, especially if you’re an early morning runner, to warm up your joints and muscles before setting out. Try this great warm up routine here for starters.

We also talk about introducing a third run. The technical runs we talk about are hill runs and fartleks, which of course we have a little snigger about. And the idea here is for us to work on Holly’s cardiovascular fitness to build up her endurance.  We chat through both types of technical running, and how Holly can easily fit them into her week - the good thing about 'technical' runs is that they can be quick! And the rewards are massive: running faster and running up hills work wonders for your strength and fitness, in ways that our usual plodding run will not. In the next episode we'll find our what effect these runs have had on Holly’s weekend running, and we'll be talking about running form, and how tiny adjustments can have a huge impact.

Show Notes

This is the second podcast in our series for beginner runners, or for those getting back into it, or just if you’re interested in unbefuddling some of the weirder running lingo. In this episode, Esther and Holly have a chat about how Holly's running has been over the past couple of weeks. We also talk about her current warm -up routine, and the sort of moves she can do to warm her muscles and joints up a bit more than, as she says, “putting her leggings on and going downstairs”. We talk about warm up mobilisation exercises that we can all fit in to our running. These are just recommendations, as how you warm up is a very personal thing, but it’s worth building a few in, especially if you’re an early morning runner, to warm up your joints and muscles before setting out. Try this great warm up routine here for starters.

We also talk about introducing a third run. The technical runs we talk about are hill runs and fartleks, which of course we have a little snigger about. And the idea here is for us to work on Holly’s cardiovascular fitness to build up her endurance.  We chat through both types of technical running, and how Holly can easily fit them into her week - the good thing about 'technical' runs is that they can be quick! And the rewards are massive: running faster and running up hills work wonders for your strength and fitness, in ways that our usual plodding run will not. In the next episode we'll find our what effect these runs have had on Holly’s weekend running, and we'll be talking about running form, and how tiny adjustments can have a huge impact.