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4 tips to train for your upcoming race

Training for any race may seem daunting at times, but, if you follow these tips from Edward Health & Fitness Center Personal Trainer Dan Johnson, you'll reach the finish line before you know it!

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  1. Stretch before and after your run to prevent injuries.

  2. Follow a run/walk plan to improve stamina. Start off running/walking three times a week for 20-30 minutes. Take a walk break for one to five minutes. Gradually increase your run time. Walk to cool down. If you are training for a more endurance run like a half-marathon or full marathon, seek out advice for a much more detailed preparation plan. The experts at the Edward Health & Fitness Centers can assist you.

  3. Increase your strength, speed by strength training on days when you’re not running.

  4. Practice proper running form by looking toward the horizon; keeping shoulders low; and running the proper stride length so your feet land directly underneath your body.

For more information on preparing for race, seek out our personal trainers by visiting www.edward.org/personaltraining or boost your training with our health challenges at www.edward.org/healthchallenges.


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