Plant-Based Running 101: Running

Alright, master of healthy, sustainable eating… are you ready to lace up your shoes and learn everything you need to know about running?

Yah… me too. I know a lot, but everything… maybe someday. 

For now, let’s start with the basics. When it comes to coaching clients, there is so much flexibility. There are no cookie-cutter plans here. I get it – every individual is unique, life happens and things come up, and everyone’s physical capabilities are different.

The ONE thing I do have all my new athletes do though is going through the Slow & Strong Program our first month together. 

The framework? Avoiding the runner’s trap of going a bit too hard a bit too often, while also avoiding strength and mobility. 

So in today’s video, I’m going to walk you through the two biggest mistakes I see most runners make, and how you can avoid those. 

In this video, you’ll learn:

▶️ Why easy running and strength training are so incredibly important

▶️ Different ways to gauge the effort of your running.

▶️ How to as easily and safely as possible implement strength & mobility work.

Recap

Just like with your nutrition, when it comes to running you don’t want to take on too much too soon. 

A common misconception about running is that it’s hard – but that shouldn’t be the case. In fact, it should be easy! The focus should be on running at a pace/level of exertion where you can hold a steady conversation or breathe through your mouth.

Running too hard, too often is the recipe for injuries and fatigue.

The right recipe is being Slow and Strong. 

When it comes to feeling strong, you need to start incorporating safe, sustainable, and simple mobility work.

Think about it – when you’re running, your consistently working the same muscles. We need to help build those up so that your injury risk is low, and your muscle build is high.

When combining the strength with the run, you’re going to find yourself feeling more efficient during your runs and plus a shorter recovery time.

Like most habits, it’s best to combine it with a habit your already doing. With my athletes, I have them do their strength workout right after their run.

If you’re looking for workouts, you can visit kylekranz.com/GSM

Action Steps

1️⃣ Consider your typical running effort, are you running too hard too often? If so, slow down your next run so you’re running at a pace where you can either breathe through your nose or hold a conversation. 

2️⃣ Start doing the Lunge Matrix warmup to get your muscles moving before your run. 

3️⃣ Slowly integrate strength & mobility within or after a couple of easy runs weekly. Check out kylekranz.com/GSM for simple, safe workouts. 

After you’ve had a chance to watch the video and complete all 3 action steps, move on to your last video!