- May 19, 2019
Three Ways to Maximize your NYC Marathon Experience
Prepping for the New York City Marathon? It’s the little things that can help you achieve your full potential this marathon season.
Recovery is a nonnegotiable
Establish a recovery routine to perform each time you finish a workout. This has to include foam rolling followed by static stretching (holding Stretches for 30 seconds).
Don’t roll back and forth over a knot, that only will make it tighter! Steady pressure, 30seconds to a minute holds. Too painful? Try a softer roller (Light grey, blue or white colored rollers are lighter). Feel nothing? Try a firmer roller with spikes or even a lacrosse ball.
Leg drains, what are they?
Laying on your back, scoot up to a wall so your legs are extended above you, supported by the wall with your feet to the ceiling. Stay here for 10-15 minutes. A great add on to your recovery routine!
Why do these help?
This will speed up your recovery! Every time you go for a run your leg muscles fill with blood, since your legs are below your heart. This prevents nutrient carrying blood cells from reaching key areas of the body for refueling.
Fuel up, not puke up
You have to test out your race fuel before the marathon. The last thing you want is to put something foreign into your body. Wasting all your preparation, because the strawberry donut flavored gel leaves you puking on the side line.
Keep it simple, sports gummies, gels even a bar. Make sure you read that label carefully; there is a big difference between those with and those without caffeine.
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By Personal Trainer Tom Myers