Running provides so many great benefits to both physical health and mental wellbeing. In this video Jo Pavey talks you through achieving your first 10K, whilst considering how to manage your rest and recovery. She also highlights the importance of planning and monitoring your progress to win the mental battle.
Some runners choose to use ice baths after tough workouts, but this is not usually necessary during a normal training week. You could use one if you feel particularly sore after a workout, but it's thought that using an ice bath too regularly could actually reduce the muscle's adaptation to training. After a tough workout a warm bath can be good to ease the muscles and get the circulation going, once initial soreness has settled. Getting enough rest and sleep is also an important part of a runner's recovery.
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