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Running Recovery

This past weekend was one of the big marathons in my area, and watching people finish made me glad that I did not in fact participate, and more importantly, made me think of ways that runners might recover after such a race.  Here are a few of my favorite videos for self care after a race:

I love a little bit of rolling for center of glutes to prime your hips for daily life, but also to manage any overuse.

This is a video from friend and colleague Alexandra Ellis which goes through the 90/90 stretch, or the pinwheel hips of the mermaid in pilates.  It can be easy to neglect external and internal rotation when training for a race, and this is a good movement to add to the traditional work.

Lastly a quick calf roll out with a therapy ball, tennis ball, or softer ball can help restore foot and ankle movement.

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