Thu June 20, 2013
Okinawa’s climate is hot and humid throughout much of the year, so carrying some sort of hydration system is highly recommended. We enjoy using the Amphipod Hydraform Handheld Therma-Lite 20oz. bottle for shorter runs, and for longer runs, there are various miniature-sized camelbaks available.
If you are a member of WOOT, and you order from Runningwarehouse.com, you can enter our group code for a 15% discount.
For those of you who are not self-motivated, or are not familiar with the running terrain or places to run in Okinawa, both WOOT (Women on Okinawa Trails) and WOOP (Women on Okinawa Pavement) are great running groups to join.
Search for these groups on Facebook and request to be added as a member; once you have been added you will be able to see all the running events that are posted each week. You can choose to attend as many or as few as you like.
There is a lot of disagreement on this topic. Do you or don't you?
One area that has agreement is dynamic warm-ups. It is a way to activate your muscles without the risk of static stretching. It also leads the body gently from easy running into a hard race or workout.
First, run slowly for 10 minutes. Then STOP! and for 10-20 meters, try the following: