Sleep: Sleep plays a vital role in good health and well-being throughout your life. Getting enough quality sleep can help protect your mental health, physical health, quality of life, and athletic performance. Here are some benefits to getting a good night's sleep.
Recovery Tips: While most new runners get excited about the running and the racing, the savvy runner will tell you that the time when you are not running is equally important. But, contrary to conventional wisdom, recovery is more than just drinking the right ratio of carbs to protein after a hard workout. Here are some simple yet very effective ways to make sure you are recovering properly.
Recovery Tools: While it's necessary to work hard during your workouts, it's equally as important to make sure your body gets the recovery it needs. Here are some tutorials from our friends at Trigger Point and Addaday. And don't forget that Fleet Feet Sacramento offers free massage tutorials every month in our Mobility Seminars.
Whole Foods Healthy Eating Recipes: If you haven't been properly introduced to quinoa, here's your chance in Whole Foods recipe for Minted Quinoa With Pine Nuts. It's powerful stuff—a complete protein unto itself due to its amazing boast of containing all eight amino acids—but it's delicate and flavorful too, silky with a little crisp crunch. A remarkable food.
Deena Kastor "Sound Body Sound Mind" Tip: "Take a risk: Sometimes we get stuck in a pace and find ourselves in a running rut. It is good to take calculated risks every now and then. At the end of a training run try picking up the pace a little and see how it makes you feel. You may initially feel tired but what usually follows is a blissful invigoration. I find it fun to pick objects ahead to rush to like a towering tree or a street light. These playful surges are best toward the end of runs."
Speed School: For those of you who are registered for Monday Night Speed School your third workout will be tonight @ 6:00 pm at William Land Park, near Doc Oliver Field. Bring a water bottle, yoga mat or towel for stretching and core work and a watch.
Breathing: Sometimes when running hard and fast it can be all you can do to take a breath let alone focus on it. But doing so can make sure your muscles get all the oxygen they need to work hard while also calming your mind. Use these tips for deeper more controlled breathing during today's workout.
Halfway Celebration and Potluck: Mark your calendars for your Halfway Celebration and Potluck this Saturday, April 30th. Bring a yummy and healthy snack or drink to share with the group after your workout. Please be mindful of any possible food allergies - so if you prepare something from your kitchen be sure to put a note on it with any common allergy ingredients (i.e. nuts, wheat, dairy, soy, etc).
Mark Your Calendar: We have some great events coming your way that you won't want to miss. Make sure to mark these on your calendar!
Good Form Walking Clinic: A brand new clinic just for our walkers! Come learn in-depth proper form technique for walking and participate in an easy 30 min walk with instructor Diane. You won't want to miss this. First class is May 2nd. RSVP Today!
Sign Up for the Kaiser Permenente Women's Fitness Festival Run/Walk Event: Have you registered for the Kaiser Permenente Women's Fitness Festival 5k and 10k race yet? If not, there is still time. Prices increase on May 3rd. Register now!
Bootcamp: Want to build on the strength you've gained in Women's Fitness Festival Training? Our second session of Bootcamp starts May 10th! All levels welcome. Tuesdays and Thursdays at Land Park. Morning and Evening options available. Coach Nikki utilizes body weight exercises and burst of cardio to motivate and challenge you at your level and pace to get stronger, fitter and faster. Come learn why this is a trainee favorite and the perfect cross-training option. Don't miss out!