* Foam Rolling: Use a grid foam roller or any foam roller daily: There are some great tips on how to foam roll here and here. and a tip from me would be to keep your roller in plain sight in your home or apartment so you can't ignore it!
|I always have company for stretching and rolling!|
* Daily stretching: Regular post run stretching is highly recommended by most running coaches and mine is no exception. Lots of Yoga poses give great stretches to your body such as pigeon and child's pose. Yoga is typically considered exercise but the gentle Yoga class I attend is giving me great benefits as a stretching/range of motion activity. I plan to attend this class once a week, and if I have to miss my goal is to practice Yoga on my own at home with help from my Jillian Michael's Yoga DVD! IF you haven't tried her DVD's, check them out. Full confession here though, you may feel as though she is screaming at you through your TV screen!
* Sleep: Most of us don't give alot of thought to sleep, but running on not only tired legs but a tired body can lead to injury, not to mention an unpleasant and unsatisfying run. Schedule your bedtime and be sure to get off your computer or electronic devices such as I pads and I phones a full hour before bed. Statistics show that usage of those devices can make sleep more difficult.
|A comfy bed is always inviting!|
Any recommendations on any of these topics? Do you have trouble sleeping after using the computer?