If you are doing our #50days50runs or our friends at Freespeed #30days30runs you might be finding that the body is beginning to complain a bit, especially if you are not used to consecutive days or have been doing double run days.
You can help shut that voice down with a little bit of maintenance along the way so here are few recommended and resources and tools to help keep you in tip top running form.
Kelly Starrett at MobilityWOD is the mobility guru. His books Becoming a Supple Leopard and the slightly less weighty Ready to Run are brilliant additions to your bookshelf and will help you build a great daily 20 minute mobility that will be as fun as it will be effective.
Another great person to follow is Kinetic Rev’s James Dunne. He posts regularly with great videos and articles covering strength and conditioning, rehab and recovery and mobility for runners.
You might also want to add some tools to your toolkit – lots of runner will have a foam roller but if you don’t this one from Trigger point is a great choice – hard and durable and available in several colours. You might even have a ball to get into those nooks and tight spots but you can’t beat a lacrosse ball to really make things uncomfortable and pound for pound great value for money , plus easy to carry in your work or gym bag. Slightly more unusual but very effective is a CrossFit looped band which will really help with tight hips, ankles and IT band among many other complaints.
And if it’s mental rather than physical fortitude you need, try our Spotify Playlist and discover some new music when you’re out there getting it done.