|And this isn't even the entire list!
Stretches & Exercises
Hip Strengthening Exercises: this article has some great, simple exercises for hips. I try to keep my hips strong to keep my IT Band from acting up, and it really helps. I've got a collection of these links, because I'm always looking for more and better exercises for my hips. See also: The Best IT Band Routine EVER.
Yoga Stretches for Recovery: A nice video of a 10-minute yoga routine for post-run recovery.
Hamstring Exercises: Many women face injury from weak hamstrings. These are some great, simple exercises to keep your hammies healthy and happy!
The New Core Curriculum: Ah, a core curriculum I can get behind 100%! Your core is NOT just your abs, and it's so important to have core strength to keep you upright and in perfect posture during your runs. This video is easy-to-follow and effective!
Running Tips & Tricks
26 Tips to Run Your Best Marathon: Obviously I haven't run one yet, but I want my first to be amazing. These are helpful, if not a teeny bit overwhelming.
8 Things Runners Should Know About Coffee: Ah, my favorite beverage, my perfect pre-race pipe-cleaner. This short read is super interesting!
5 Mental Barriers, Smashed!: The mental part of running is so important, especially when facing new, longer distances. I've become much stronger mentally this year, but I still have improvements to make.
Run the Tangents: Nothing is worse than running an extra half mile at the end of a long, grueling race. I'm so bad at running tangents; this article helps.
The Magic of Mantras: Relentless Forward Progress. I Can Do Hard Things. Transcend. Each running mantra helps me at a different point in my training, and science supports their use! Here are some of the best from some of the most talented runners around.
Dear First Time Marathoner: From Runladylike's blog...so useful and apropos to my current mindset!
In other news, this week I did T25 and a three mile fun run on Wednesday, after doing four fast-ish miles on Tuesday. Ouch! I'm resting today. I need to remember not to push it, and just to have fun!
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