How to prepare for your next running event
Summer is finally here, and there’s no better time to start training for a running event in London. Whether you’re looking to complete your first 5k, improve your time in a 10k, tackle a half marathon, or even take on an ultra marathon, there’s no shortage of options to choose from in the city.
Of course, training for any running event can be tough, both physically and mentally. That’s why it’s important to take care of yourself throughout the process. One great way to do that is by incorporating floating into your self-care routine.
A Floatworks experience is a unique floatation therapy or sensory deprivation, which involves lying in a tank filled with warm water and Epsom salt. It creates a buoyant environment that allows you to float effortlessly. Our pod helps to create a deeply relaxing and meditative experience.
There are a number of benefits to floating that can be especially helpful for runners. Floating can help with muscle recovery and pain management by reducing inflammation and improving circulation. It can also help to reduce stress and anxiety, which can be particularly important when training for a big event. It is not uncommon for customers to compare the feeling of a sessions at Floatworks to a massage.
In addition to incorporating floating into your self-care routine, there are a number of other things you can do to prepare for a running event. Here are a few tips to help you get started:
1. Set a goal
Whether it’s completing a 5k or running an ultra marathon, having a specific goal in mind can help to keep you motivated and focused throughout your training.
2. Create a training plan
A well-designed training plan can help you to build up your endurance and avoid injury. There are plenty of resources available online to help you create a plan that works for you.
3. Get the right gear
Investing in a good pair of running shoes and comfortable clothing can help to prevent blisters and chafing, and make your runs more enjoyable.
4. Stay hydrated
Drinking plenty of water is essential for runners, especially in the hot summer months. Make sure to carry a water bottle with you on your runs.
5. Take care of your body
If you’re looking for a way to take your self-care routine to the next level, consider adding floating to the mix. Muscular recovery is the greatest benefit of a session at Floatworks. This may seem surprising, but in fact your muscles gain the most from a Floatworks session. While Floating, muscle fibres relax, our lymphatic system removes waste products more efficiently, blood pressure decreases, neural signals for activity decrease, and neural signals for recovery increase.
And if you’re looking for a way to give the gift of relaxation to a loved one, consider a gift card or curated gift box from Floatworks.
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You can discover all the running events near you in London this June HERE