Good Morning Readers!
Phew! I can't believe the weekend is finally here! A few more hours of work and then on to supporting the local Seaside Half Marathon.
I had 2 pretty tough running sessions this week. The first session included retesting my threshold pace. The 2nd included my first marathon pace training. Today is my recovery day! One of my favorite treats on my recovery days, and love for supporting local businesses, is to spend an hour or two at my favorite coffee shop, Cafe Ficelle. Of course, my laptop isn't far as I catch up on a few running analysis or other social media tasks.
When it comes to your recovery day, it's important to avoid any high intensity activity to allow your tissues and muscles to rest. Low impact movement can be done such as a yoga class but make sure you're still focused on restoring that energy for tomorrow's next training session.
Another important aspect to include on your recovery day is also mobility. Resting your tissues and joints is important however, it's crucial to take this day and spend even more time, than the daily 10-20 minutes, performing soft tissue maintenance. I recommend hopping on a foam roller and hitting every muscle group on your legs as well as your feet. Then, take a lacrosse ball and getting even deeper to some of the tighter knots that have formed in your quads and hamstrings. My knots always form around my knees, they're killer! Resist the pain face and breath my friends!
Here's a link to one of my favorite mobility moves. You don't need any fancy equipment, just a wall (or a couch) and go to town for 2 minutes : Couch Stretch
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