SoSpa News this week .We are back from Ireland and I have been investigating the healthy ready meal companies over there.
Good clean food on the move is still scarce to find.
We already have our fleet of healthy fast food units going out this season on festivals and sporting events and this is growing every year but
we are currently working on clean ready meal packages and will have this ready soon. We have been on this for two years now and collecting daily data for the best packages to offer.
Its the So lean and Clean online weight loss plan 3rd Birthday !
Thank you to our members for their support and commitment. Celebration offer of the Perfect 10 DVD 7 x 10 minute HIIT workouts for £9.99 plus p&p with 7 days access to the online plan free.
Try the free cool down Yoga video on the right.
Attending all the running sporting events links me to our new running group
Well done to this months new runners out on this evenings run,doing fab after 6 weeks, already completing a full 6km without stopping!
If you are thinking of taking up running with us or improving your running ability then join us on Monday and or Wednesday 6pm evenings. £36 for four sessions
SoRunForFun meet every at Muckley Corner Lichfield. For more details contact us.
London Marathon coming up , here is some more info below for those inspired
Or for any other Fitness needs
see the link here
On countdown for the 3rd June SoSpa Fitness and Fun holiday .
This month is all about purchasing new equipment and focusing on planning the best break for each individual . Attention to detail .
Join us Feel Fit, Look Fab this summer. A sample itinerary is on the right.
12 GOLDEN RULES FOR NEW RUNNERS
HAVE A GOAL Know and own your goal . If you think its straight in for a marathon training plan great ! But don’t take on someone else’s goal here in the early days. You will love it and reap rewards if you make the training achievable for the time you can devote to it.
Imagine what you are wearing , who you are with , what benefits you will feel when reaching that goal. Visualisation is a proven success tool.
Choose a mantra.
When I first started running mine was relax and breathe or horse and jockey
(The jockey being the upper body relaxed in posture whilst the horse has the strength and power.)
Repeat and focus on breathing like you would during meditation .Calm the breath , relax the muscles and focus the mind…
Follow a structured plan.
Its easy to lose heart just continuous training and not seeing progress, it can feel a chore same run,same tempo. Get a good plan that,shakes your tempo training. Intervals, sprints, hills, different routes.
Hold your speed back a little until you have your base training in the bag . A pound please for every beginner who goes out running off plan and feels FABULOUS , runs longer , faster, harder terrain on the fourth run and then finds a niggle in the knee.
So what should the increase be ?
A beginner runner should increase 10 per cent EITHER SPEED OR DISTANCE.
Ie; if you run 5 miles increase by 0.5 the next week. You are in it for a lifestyle change and if you train right you have more potential of breaking PB’S in long term on a grandeur scale .
EAT! If you don’t put fuel in your engine, it won’t go.
If weight loss is your agenda , you still must eat. And NOBODY here ever said don’t eat carbs.
Carbs are your friend so make sure you cut out the white to eat right . Porridge oats, sweet potatoes, root veg, brown rice, spelt bread Bananas, fruits.
For short beginner runs the isotonic drinks are not necessary, these come in after 1 hour runs and the homemade type are the very best.
DON’T forget that water bottle and always good to have some loose change in case you haven’t timed your eating right and need a supermarket dash.
Post workout . Aim to eat both carbs and protein within 30 minutes of finishing the workout to top up the glycogen stores . Handful of almonds and a banana is good , or a natural yoghurt and spoonful of seeds and oats .
If its a longer run then aim to eat a larger meal within a couple of hours after that .
Post Run Recovery
Keep the legs moving when you finish , don’t stop immediately , the blood may pool in the legs and create a fainting feeling or dizziness, cool down by keeping walking or gentle jog.
Its important to stretch the body after workouts , to prevent injury , hold each major muscle stretch for 30 seconds
Don’t forget to allow the muscles to repair by rest . As you become a more experienced runner you can increase the days if you wish but still try to get two days recovery in or you may find your target plateau’s and there is research to show that too much can reverse any benefits in health and weight loss.
IF IT FEELS GOOD DO IT !!
Running is a huge asset to have in the fitness tool bag .
A great stress buster
Has a great social scene, travelling to fun events all around the world.
All the family can run together if they have the ability.
During the course we cover the following
*Technique and equipment
*Common injuries and why
*Programming and exercise to prevent injury
*Picking up the distance
*Speed Interval sessions
*Q and A how is the training going
*A 5/10k Fun Run
Come and join the fun.
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