Week 3 Recovery Workout

These recovery workouts a nice and slow but I still have trouble holding some of the stretches for the full length of time. Especially when I have to hold my legs bent for a long time. I know it will get easier with time so I’m going to keep trying.

Standing on one leg is nearly impossible but I keep trying and I am noticing a slight improvement  Eventually I’ll be able to stand on one leg for the full-time without all the wobbling and shaking. I wonder if I should add some ankle strengthening into my weekly routine.

Hmm, never had a weekly routine before. I hope it stays a routine!

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  1. I found the recovery workouts to be some of the most difficult.. Probably due to the fact I have the flexibility of a board, and hte balance of the leaning tower of pizza… Stand on one leg? Riiiiight. only if I can hold something…

    And the poses you have to hold? SHEESH!

    So, nice job! You sound like you are doing better at it than I did!

  2. Stretching is really good for runners. Also core strength exercise. It will pay off in the long run so keep it up. I have to confess my balance isn’t that hot either! I wobble all over the place when standing on one leg!

  3. I agree with what everyone else has said too but have you tried yoga? It is a great way to stretch and strengthen at the same time. I was never a yogi (and still am not really) and I only do it once a week but I really think it has made a difference in my running and may be able to help you with the balance. Tai chi is another alternative we learned about in PT school to help with balance.
    Keep plugging away!!

    • I have thought about yoga actually. I can’t seem to find a spot in my schedule for it now. I do really want to do it though. I’m sure it will fine tune balance, flexibility and strength. So, once a week does help? That’s good to here. I’ll have to see if I can find a way to do this.

      • Before I got my groupon for hot yoga I was going to my gym once a week but it didn’t always fit in my schedule so I also had some great youtube videos I would do. Nothing too intense, 20 minute good stretches but easy to fit in your schedule whenever it works for you. If you youtube Colleen Saidman all of hers are good or if you just want a quick down and dirty runners stretch sequence this one is great: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tyClfrYQ9VA

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