Physical Therapy Exercises for Running
Welcome to Week 2 of Not Running a Single Step.
It’s actually intentional. No, really.
As the season drew to a close, I realized that I had fallen into the trap where I was doing very little aside from running, and I was starting to feel it. My core isn’t as strong, my “weak ass” isn’t as strong, and my upper body? Geez, what’s with my shapeless arms? When did that happen?
I decided that the best way to tackle things was to go back to the beginning.
I’ve spent my week at the gym, working on the basics. I’ve spent lots of quality time with the TRX, the Bosu and resistance straps, and I know that I need this because these seemingly innocuous exercises have left me surprisingly sore.
I feel like a little bit of a slacker. I feel like I should be logging miles and actually getting somewhere. But then I realize that if I don’t fix the fundamentals, then I’m never going to be in good form for running or anything else.
So I’m back to basics, at least for the next month, while I rebuild some strength and get back into the kind of condition that I want to be in.
Do you find that you neglect the rest of your body when you’re in running mode?