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15 Running And Recovery Tips From Blackmores Wellbeing Coach, Bec Wilcock

WNiF caught up with Blackmores Wellbeing Coach Bec Wilcock, to find out her top 15 running and recovery tips.

6 TIPS PREPARING TO RUN A MARATHON

  1. I think it is very important to have a well-structured program. Whether you’re training to stay in shape or for a big event like a marathon, a planned out program can keep you on the right track.
  2. Know each week what time of day you like to train. If you are a morning person schedule your gym or running session in the morning, otherwise have your fitness party in the evening after work.
  3. Trial your pre-race meal during training sessions ahead of the event. Find out what you can run on that doesn’t upset your stomach. For me, I love avocado on toast or a banana smoothie.
  4. Find a training buddy. Working out with others helps to keep it fun and builds some friendly competition.
  5. Find out what motivates you! I personally like to listen to music which motivates me to get out the door and power through my run.

4 WAYS TO RECOVER AFTER AN EXCESSIVE WORKOUT

  1. Fuel your body with the right nutrients post workout with a balance of protein, carbohydrates and good fats, and keep up hydration! My favourite meal is chicken avocado salad with sweet potato.
  2. Hydration is key!! It is important to keep your fluids up.
  3. Stretch! Most people (including myself) don’t stretch after a big workout because they are so exhausted! How many times have you said to yourself “I will stretch when I get home” and you don’t…GUILTY! Take 10 minutes to stretch post your workout and your body will thank you for it, I promise.
  4. Have a recovery day. This will prevent injury, give your muscles the rest they need and reduce the risk of overtraining. I also take Blackmores Muscle Magnesium on most days to help with supporting muscle health and muscle repair.

5 WAYS TO EASE MUSCLE SORENESS

  1. Make the foam roller your best friend – it will hurt but your muscles will thank you later!
  2. Take Blackmores Super Magnesium Plus, which helps aid muscle repair and recovery. This is especially important if you exercise a lot and find yourself getting muscle cramps or spasms.
  3. Have an Epsom salt bath to relax your body and mind.
  4. Treat yourself to a professional sports massage.
  5. Jump in the ocean, there is no better feeling!

Visit http://Run.Blackmores.com.au for tips and tricks on how Blackmores can keep you running.

Bec Wilcock is a Blackmores Wellbeing Coach, a Nike trainer an extreme athlete, and the founder of Love Me Fit. You can follow Bec at www.instagram.com/becwilcock

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