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‘Recovery Running’…Recover WHILE You Run!

Wednesday, June 25, 2014
Hey RIF REVers,

Crazy day for me but had time to get out for a quick 5K around the duck pond at lunch. Feel good! Today I want to introduce you to the concept of managing and looking after your body WHILE you run. We always tackle tension for injury prevention and performance after running and even before but not many runners know how to start using these skills while you are actually running. In this video I wanted to introduce you to the concept of what we call ‘Recovery Running’ which is a way of systematically preventing dramas. This type of strategy is suited to your longer runs especially if you are getting pain in shoulders, stitches or losing your form as distance increases. We get our ultra guys to use these all the time. It can be pretty simple to start with and in this video I show you how to use squeeze and stretch stuff, postisometric relaxation that you can incorporate into your running programs. If you are doing a long run you might want to do a set of these every half hour so you are preventing that shortening front and back as you tire and helping the body to start its recovery even before you finish.

Give it a go guys. Start to notice if you maintain technique longer or aren’t getting as many stitches, pain etc. Keep reading the subtleties so you can work out the optimum routine for you long term.

Have a good week guys,

Paul Trevethan

Warning: This blog is intended as a starting point for runners to understand their body and begin to address weaknesses and tension that can lead to injury. It does not constitute advice and is not a treatment tool. If you have any health condition or injury whatsoever, check with your personal health care practitioner before attempting any strategy listed. Use at your own risk and stop if you experience any pain or discomfort.



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