Quick Tip: What do you do after a marathon?

Posted by on Nov 15, 2017 in Bodywork Techniques, Exercises, Health and Wellness, Recipes

Did you just finish a marathon? Don’t forget: your recovery deserves as much attention as your training!

So, when your race is over, make sure you stretch in a way that allows your tissue to repair and regenerate. Check out this week’s Quick Tip for just one example of a great recovery stretch. Follow along with Jenny to lengthen those hamstrings, groin muscles, and IT bands that can be so tight post-race.

And finally, do your body a huge favor and schedule a recovery session for a few days after your event. It can make all the difference. If you’ve been receiving regular bodywork throughout training, come in any time! If you haven’t made massage an integral part of your training, it’s usually best to wait until 2-3 days after your event. Not sure what makes sense for you? Just give us a call; our intake specialists are here to help you figure out what’s best. 

Looking for more of our favorite recovery stretches? Try the Psoas Stretch, the Two-part Calf Stretch, Stretching the Lateral Rotators, and the tabletop Quad Stretch.