Happy Tuesday! Welcome to another edition of Tuesday Topics. This week’s topic – how do you cool down after a run? You can write about this, or any other running related topic. Remember to Link-up with Kim and Zenaida and the bottom of this post!
Walk it Out
The easiest way for me to cool down after a run is to walk for a few minutes. I would say I normally walk anywhere between a quarter of a mile to a half mile (depending on the amount of miles I run). It’s never good to just come to a complete stop right after a run because it doesn’t give your body enough time to adjust. For me the cool down walk is amazing because it also gives me a chance to check my stats (I normally don’t look at my pace until after the run) and if I am running with a friend or more than one person, it provides a nice opportunity to chat.
Peloton Cool Down Stretch
If I’m near my phone after a run, I often like to log onto my Peloton app and select one of the 5 minute cool down stretches. These are quick guided stretches that always makes me feel 10x better after I do them. One of the best things you can do for your body is a pre and post workout stretch. It wasn’t until this year that I really learned the importance of both!
Cool Down Jog
Sometimes if I know I’m near the end of a run, but a little far from my car or house, I’ll do a cool down jog. I’ll run slower than my base pace, but won’t walk (since that will take me too long to get to my destination, lol).
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