Monday, November 12, 2012

TrainingTruths: Recovery

First, let me congratulate the winners of the Big Banjees Wrist Wallet GIVEAWAY:


Thank you to everyone who entered. If you didn't win, STAY TUNED. I have another giveaway coming up!

Last week was all about recovery. Time to take a little break, let my legs recuperate, and figure out what's causing the pain in my a$$!

#TrainingTruths: Active Release Therapy hurts so good.

Trainer Brian diagnosed me with a super tight semitendinosus and gave me specific hamstring and hip stretches to do AFTER running plus 30 minutes of ART which I get to repeat twice a week.

#TrainingTruths: Rest days are more important than we realize.

After the challenging half marathon on Sunday, I acknowledged that I have been running a lot (maybe Trainer Brian helped with this). Since school was closed on Tuesday for the election, I took advantage of having the day off and kept the running shoes off as well.

#TrainingTruths: Treadmill runs are not as bad when you have a workout plan.

Cold and rainy weather didn't sound fun, so I jumped on the 'mill and followed a Sing-along Run workout recommended by Dimity in the Another Mother Runner November newsletter. This workout allowed me to keep things nice and easy; a great workout for recovery week.

#TrainingTruths: It is so much easier to run in the cold weather.

I like to run with temperatures in the 30s. Just recently I learned that the colder the weather, the less heat stress on the body. Since my body isn't working as hard, the running feels easier. 

#TrainingTruths is not just about me. We all like to see what everyone else is doing and use that information to assess ourselves. It's not judgement. It's a way to share and learn and make changes when necessary.

To participate all you have to do is share your #TrainingTruths:
  1. Tag a Twitter post with the hashtag #TrainingTruths
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  3. Leave a link to your own blog post in the comments
I look forward to reading your #TrainingTruths!


  1. It really is so much easier to run in the cold! As long as you bundle up, you're golden. That doesn't stop me from complaining sometimes though!!

  2. I agree! Snow, cold, wind, whatever. I LOVE COLD WEATHER WINTER RUNNING!! Thank goodness I live in Canada, I guess :)

  3. I really like the workout plans from their book... in fact you've reminded me to dig it out and use it for the next few weeks before another race! :) ART is great if you can just grin and bear it!

  4. Glad you took the time to recover - that's my plan for this week. And yes, cold weather running is the best!

  5. Bear it is the worth it in the end.

  6. LOL! I know, me too. Much less complaining though!


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