1. Foam Rolling - I talked about this a little bit ago (you can find it here) but foam rolling is really the best way to help get the kinks out on your own. You can focus on the areas that really need the help and use the pressure you know you need.
2. Massage - You should plan to get a massage about two weeks before race day. Your muscles deserve it! Different pressure points can be released through massage and it is really a nice treat for all of your hard work. You can even use a handheld massager if you need. I got one in a StrideBox a few months ago and I use it all the time!
3. Epson Salt - Yes, an Epson Salt bath is one of the best ways to help recover after a hard workout. I am not one to take a whole Epson Salt bath, but I do use it to soak my feet every so often. It helps with my nails and random bad runner feet. If you have ever tried it, I recommend it.
4. Ice Bath - So many people have talked about it, but you have never done it. It sucks, but helps. Again, I can't do a full ice bath, but I will ice my feet in a soak. I can usually make it about five minutes and feel like a champ!
5. Yoga - There are so many different yoga exercises for recovery. It is nice to sometimes just taking a second for yourself and find your center. This one from Runners World is one that I really like to use.
|The wings are my current favorites next to the jailbreaks.|
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What is your favorite way to recovery from a long running week?