- It seems that taking short little breaks in the middle of my run is a good way for me to get re-energized...and also to massage out any sore spots. Stop lights are natural places to take breaks on training runs! I will probably take short breaks at a few of the water stops during my half marathon (on December 5.) It's all about finding out what helps me reach my individual goals.
- If your body gets sore for any reason (working out, fibromyalgia, sleeping wrong...whatever), I've got to recommend this book to you:
It's all about how to find "trigger points" (basically tight spots in your muscles) that cause pain, and how to massage them yourself to get rid of them. It's a method many have found to be very helpful, and I am loving it!
- I'm really feeling empowered as I learn ways to overcome obstacles that could stop me from running. I'm learning better how my body works, and how to take care of it. What would I have done before the Internet?!
Sunday, October 24, 2010
Well, I did my longest run ever yesterday...nine miles! I wrote an extensive blog post about it at my running blog. But here's the nutshell version of what I'm learning as I increase my distance as a barefoot/minimalist runner.