Monthly Archives: January 2015

Four Week Preparation for Rocky Raccoon 100

Four Week Preparation for Rocky Raccoon 100
01/30/2015

Following the Brazos Bend 100, I treated the next week as a typical rest week to allow my body to recover from the stress of running 54 miles or seven plus hours.  This was the longest I have run to date so I figured it would be wise to take a few days off.  My quads were sore and I wasn’t able to do a whole lot on my feet.  I focused on other means of active recovery to hopefully get back on my feet quicker.  Monday I spent some time in the pool to keep from having to put too much weight on my legs, and Tuesday I did a few easy strides on the grass to get the blood flowing and assess the legs.  I was very gentle and paid attention to my body’s condition as to not overdo it.  By the weekend I was able to get in a couple decent runs, which was a good sign that my legs were responding and doing well with the rest and active recovery.  Other things that helped with my recovery was spending lots of time in compression boots, constantly stretching and foam rolling, and a couple visits to get acupuncture treatment, Graston, and ART.

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