2. CHECK YOUR PULSE…
Checking your pulse on a daily basis is an essential part of the injury prevention and adaptation process.
Many overweight beginner runners get fixated on their bodyweight that they totally overlook the importance of keeping tabs on healthy heart rate.
Heart rate plays a crucial part.
For instance, overtraining syndrome (doing too much too soon) can be easily spotted with regular pulse checking.
If your pulse is higher—5 to 10 beats—than its normal rate from the previous day instead of lower, this usually means you’re overdoing the exercise and need to back off a bit.
Otherwise you’re looking for injuries and serious health problems.
In addition, regular pulse checking can also help you keep track of your progress.
As you exercise more and more, your heart becomes more apt to pump blood through your body and working muscles.
Meaning it gets stronger.
Therefore, it will need less beats—than it used to— to perform the same amount of work for you.
As a result, preferably early in the morning, count your heart beat per minute and see if you’re improving or heading in the wrong direction.….READ MORE ON THE NEXT PAGE