Avoid Skipping Recovery
Listening to your body is key to avoiding injury and burnout. Your body can actually grow stronger when you are at rest. The process of training includes workouts that are strategically placed along with rest days, which provides stimulation during the activity and recovery when you are at rest. If you are new to running, it is important not to push yourself to hard. Injuries can pop up when training advances too quickly. If your body is giving you warning signs, listen and take the extra time off so you can fully adjust and recover to meet your specific fitness needs.
New to trail running, or running in general? Heart of the Valley Runners is offering this class to guide you in the selection of proper running attire and gear, as well as how to meet your basic nutrition and hydration needs while running trails in McDonald- Dunn Forest, OSU Research Forest and Bald Hill Natural area. By the end of the class you should be able to complete a 5-to-6-mile trail run at a pace that is correct for you, in addition to being able to effectively establish and maintain personalized training goals. For those 12-14 if you want to register with a participating adult please call 541-766-6918.
NOTE the average, expected minimum pace in this class is a 13-14 minute mile. This is faster than a walking pace most of the time, therefore the class is NOT designed for hikers or walkers who don't want to run.
Before starting a new exercise routine please check with your doctor.
Meet locations will vary. First week will be at Walnut Community Room, 4950 NW Fair Oaks Dr.