Days 12 & 13: Long Runs!!!

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I listen to a lot of podcasts…some good, some just ok. Today, I was listening to the new Another Mother Runner episode and it is a good one!

In AMR podcast #272: “Prehab: The Secret to Avoiding Running Injuries”,

Sarah and co-host Molly are joined by two guests who offer valuable insight into prehab: the simple moves that can help you with avoiding running injuries. First is Britny Fowler, a personal trainer who leads education session on TriggerPoint Therapy products.  This mother runner speaks from experience: After getting talked into running several races by friends, she qualified for Boston Marathon—then ran the race 23 weeks pregnant! Britny provides enlightened advice for starting a prehab routine (just one minute a day!) and how to make it successful. Find out why she suggests we take cues from cats and babies, and how the ABC’s enter into the picture. She answers all sorts of foam rolling questions—including why, when, how long, and how intensely. (And why adding vibration is a game-changer!) Next, the BRFs welcome on MK Fleming, the Train Like a Mother Club heart rate coach and multi-time marathoner. Pregnant with baby #4, MK talks about how her workouts are morphing along with her body. In answering questions culled from the AMR Facebook page, MK explains how to let attitude be your guide on workouts plus the importance of making easy days easy enough. This leads to intriguing side conversation about what constitutes true “rest” on a training plan—and why us mother runners have such a tough time doing it. Coach MK stresses the importance of a short pre-run warm-up and why to ditch an all-or-nothing mentality.

Whether it’s Britny’s analogy of training for a fight before getting beat up or MK’s sage advice about the importance of continuing to ask questions, we guarantee words from this episode will reverberate in your head for miles to come!

There are tons of ways to listen to this podcast and they’re all free. If you’re not sure how to listen, check out the Another Mother Runner podcast page to find lots of options from listening on your computer to listening on your phone when you’re running or on the go.

Either way, this is a great episode and definitely worth the listen! Strength training, stretching and rolling! We talk about this stuff in #CoreCrew ALL THE TIME, but I know it’s important for you to hear it from others too.

It’s good stuff y’all, I hope you take time to listen to it! I’d love to start a thread in Strong to the Core with thoughts and opinions on this podcast. Let’s inspire each other to use strength, rolling, and stretching as PREHAB rather than REHAB!

Another Mother Runner – Episode 272: Prehab: The Secret to Avoiding Running Injuries

Ok Crew…it has already been a long day and I have a VERY long run tomorrow (21 miles with a 5K at the end starting at 3:45am) so I’m going to keep this short and sweet.

Time to go LONG!! 🙂

It’s the weekend and you know the drill. If you go long on Saturday, get in your active recovery and/or yoga on Sunday. If you get your long run in on Sunday, take time to stretch out and give your muscles some love before you pound the pavement!

Switch it up if you need to and make it work for you….just be active!

Day 12 (Saturday OR Sunday):

  • Warm up with dynamic stretches like leg swings and hip hurdles
  • Long run
  • 7 Key Stretches for Runners
  • Wall Sit :60
  • Legs Up the Wall (5-15 minutes)

Day 13 (Saturday or Sunday): Active Recovery + Yoga for Runners – Options below

That’s all for now Crew. Have a fun, active weekend! xoxoxo

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