Going through post-race recovery? Perhaps you spent an entire race chasing your friend or tracking a random runner to maintain pace. You’re probably hurting today and maybe limping around a little. Here are some recovery tips to reduce your pain.
Hopefully immediately after the race, you spent some time walking around—to the banana table or the metro. Doing so helps increase blood flow to tired muscles without exerting the muscles. Then, spend equal amount of time gently stretching. Try these stretches to help relieve tightness.
-Use a foam roller to keep help prevent tightness, and a light massage is acceptable, too. But avoid a deep-tissue muscle for now to prevent damage.
-After a day, you can try a walk or light jog to bring blood flow to the muscles. Do some light yoga too.
-Slowly ease back into a workout routine, or try a new exercise to give your running muscles a break.
-If you’re experiencing any severe pain that isn’t getting better with time, give us a call here at Point Performance. We can also help you improve your performance so you can set and reach a new personal record.