Training Tips Tuesday 12: Get moving! (after a long run)

Today’s training tip comes from how I felt after my 20 mile run on Sunday. I woke up from my nap and my legs were hurting so much. They were sore and pulsing and I didn’t want to do anything. But just laying down wasn’t doing anything to make my legs feel better.

Instead, I got up and took Vinnie out a longer walk. And my legs started feeling better. There weren’t 100% back to normal but it got easier with every step and the pulsing did go away.

So even though all you want to do after a long run is sit down and never get up, get some movement in! It’s going to help get the blood flowing and speed up your recovery. And hopefully it won’t be as painful for you to walk around after a while.