Sunday, April 24, 2011

Post Race Recovery

The day after my half marathon I was sore. My legs could hardly function and I may or may not have been that person who took the elevator 2 floors. I went for a long walk followed by some intense rolling on the foam roller, and by the next day, my legs felt great. Sweet! Time to run again. About 5 minutes in, my legs were screaming and my knees felt like they were going to give out. I accepted reality, realizing that I am not super-human and do actually need to take rest days. A few days of walking, rolling, and yoga and my legs are feeling great. Lesson learned, take a rest day!

Here is a good post run yoga routine over at Runners World

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