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.