Hey there, Tuesday!
I mean, this makes me laugh every single time I read it!!!
Okay, today, I’m sharing PART 2 of SHAY’S GUIDE TO RUNNING (remember when I did PART 1 last year?!), but before we get to that…
We break down everything we loved, remembered and miss from the decade that raised us. From food to gadgets, what we wore, watched on TV and so much more, if you need a little 90s in your day, we.have.it. You can listen to day HERE or on your favorite podcast platform (Spotify, Apple, etc.)
As a reminder, so far this season we’ve broken down HAWAII, TRAVELING TOGETHER, BINGE WATCHING, FRIENDSHIP, BOTOX, BIKINIS, FITNESS, THE BESTIES, SOCIAL MEDIA, ENNEAGRAM, RECAPPED THE FIRST TEN, BACK TO SCHOOL, BIRTH, DIET, FALL, TIME, SLOW COOKERS, AIR FRYERS AND INSTANT POTS, BOOK CLUB #1, THE BACHELOR, our hubbies broke down PODCAST EPISODES 1-20 in PART 1 AND PART 2, ADOPTION, BOOK CLUB #2, GIRL FRIEND PARTIES, BEST OF THE BESTIES #1, HOLIDAY GIFTING, NEW YEAR, SAME US, DISNEY, LIFE HACKS, LOVE and McKINNEY!
Do you know what you should do while listening to today’s podcast episode?
You should run 😉 .
I have so many questions from you guys concerning the topic of running like…
…honestly, I was going to skip over these since I do feel like I answered them all here: SHAY’S GUIDE TO RUNNING last January, BUT, I changed my mind and decided to add on a little PART 2 today about one thing in particular…
…I am a HUGE fan of the Peloton App and especially their outdoor running program!!
It’s no secret that I like to run. I would say that yoga and running have been my two most consistent methods of exercise for over 20 years now. There have been seasons in my life when I’ve run more and seasons when I’ve run less (again, you can read all about that HERE in PART 1), but without a doubt, those are my two favorite ways to stay healthy.
I am also a HUGE fan of the Peloton app and have a complete guide to why I love it and how I use it (YOU DO NOT NEED THE BIKE TO USE IT!)…
…HERE (I talk about everything from yoga to strength to cycling to running…in that post, plus my favorite instructors and classes too), but today, I just wanted to quickly reiterate that if you’re wanting to start a running program or are a beginner runner (or if you’re more advanced like me but want to improve on your running!), you should use their app.
I love their app for outdoor walking, running or a combination!
Here’s what you do:
1: Open the app and tap on the Outdoor exercises (so don’t tap on Running, that’s for indoor tread running which I do not do).
2: Filter your run by length, class type (this is where you can select walking), instructor, music, difficulty, etc…
3: Find the class that fits what you want, pop in your headphones and head outside. The instructor will give you a brief overview of what the day’s run (or walk) is all about and then they’ll start you off. This is an audio only class (so you don’t need to see your phone, just hear the instructor).
After you’re off and running (or walking or a combination!), the instructor plays music the entire time and talks to you. So, you get music, but you also get tips, advice, he/she tells you when to run faster, slow down, start intervals, stop intervals, when it’s the halfway point (should you want to do a ‘down and back’) and so much more.
Why I love it:
1: I think it’s super encouraging to listen to these instructors while I run. They’re all very motivational and positive. If you’re thinking you need someone to cheer you on a bit (not too much…just the right amount), this is your class!
2: They help you find/determine/change your pace! All of the running coaches go off of Rate of Perceived Exertion (RPE), so they’ll say “on a scale of 1 to 10, you should be running at a 5” or whatever so that you can run at your own pace based on your personal RPE.
3: There are so many varieties of classes that it’s very hard to get bored or not improve as you can always move where your personal RPE is based over time. You can do “fun runs” based on music you love. You can do intervals. You can work on speed. You can work on distance. You can work on going from walking to running. You can do so many different types of classes that I cannot imagine you not improving.
4: I love that when my run is over, I can look at the Peloton app and see my “splits”. It shows me the map of where I just ran (crazy cool how it does that on a map) and my times for each mile, my steps, my distance, calories, average pace…so much info is right there (and stored in the app for you to refer back to).
Also, I cannot stress this enough, in my opinion, if you are going to start any type of running plan, YOU MUST STRETCH AFTER EACH RUN. Seriously, I cannot emphasize this enough. I use the Peloton app to stretch after every single run. I either use their stretching classes or one of their shorter yoga classes each time I finish. Stretch, stretch, stretch after each run using their app too! You can also do a run warmup on their app prior to running. I personally like to warmup on my Hydrow, but sometimes, I will turn on their pre-run warmup videos (these are anywhere from 10 to 20 minutes) and just listen to them while I’m getting ready. Not only are the instructors warming you up, but they’re giving so many great running tips at the same time. Even if I’m not warming up at all, I love to hear their tips and tricks. It’s during this time that they also address things like hydration, sleep, and fuel.
So, warmup, run, stretch. Those are my tips 🙂 .
Anyway, so much to love that I wanted to emphasize it once more. Again, check out both my GUIDE TO RUNNING and my PELOTON APP post for way more info. I hope this helps those of you asking for more running tips! If you have other questions, feel free to leave them in the comment section below!
Okay, I’m off!
Enjoy today’s podcast episode, friends!
I’ll see you all back here TOMORROW! xx