Weekends are for long runs! Racing, training runs, recovery runs, fun runs, back to back runs…sound crazy? Oh come on…you know you’ll be getting up early to go run too!
I’ve got all my clothes and gear ready for a very early morning tomorrow. Last long run on the training schedule for the New York Marathon…22 miles is coming up! Since the first half marathon of our fall season is tomorrow morning, we decided to make our last long run fun, and start with a 9 mile warm up before the Marine Corp Half Marathon. Nice and easy pace all the way! 🙂
As we all know…but sometimes need to be reminded, ALL runs are great runs no matter the distance. Whatever your long run is…3 miles to 20 miles…it’s just as awesome and just as important so don’t be shy or think your miles don’t deserve an applause! We celebrate EVERY SINLGE MILE!
So share your plan with the Crew because we want to cheer you on! No strength this weekend, but we always want to stick with our post long run routines. Don’t forget to love your legs the rest of your body after pounding the pavement. Stretches and yoga links are below.
Have a fun, active weekend Crew!
Day 14: Legs Swings & Hips Hurdles + Long run + Legs up the wall (5-15 minutes) + Rolling & 7 Key Stretches for Runners!
Day 15: Active Recovery + Yoga for Runners (Yoga options are below) – The key to a good week after a long run is being active the day after. Sitting around being lazy and inactive leads to tightness in our legs and the DOMS (Delayed onset muscle soreness) that you hear runners talking about. It’s not always completely avoidable…but we can make it less pronounced and give our bodies a chance to bounce back quicker by getting up and moving!