‘ LIFE GOT CRAZY’

Runner's World (UK) - - Coach -

If you’re a new par­ent, for ex­am­ple, run­ning might tem­po­rar­ily take a back seat. ‘The quicker you can make run­ning part of what you do again, the bet­ter,’ says War­ren­burg. Book train­ing time into your sched­ule, prefer­ably first thing in the morn­ing, be­fore con­flicts arise. If your lay­off in­volved giv­ing birth, re­mem­ber that your body has been through a huge trans­for­ma­tion; but, says run­ning coach Me­gan Li­zotte, don’t fret that you’re too frag­ile to run un­less your doc­tor advises against it. Do, how­ever, build in time for hipand core-strength­en­ing ex­er­cises (bridges, planks and don­key kicks) to re­duce in­jury risk. And for all new par­ents – or oth­ers in a tem­po­rar­ily sleep­de­prived state – give your­self some lee­way; for in­stance, take an ex­tra day or two of rest or easy run­ning each week, and con­sider trad­ing some miles for sleep if you feel com­pletely wiped out.

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