This has been another good training week for me. I often struggle to stay on track with my training plan when I work overtime, but I managed to squeeze in everything I was supposed to so far. I have noticed lately that my hamstrings have felt a bit tight, especially my right side. I told my chiropractor about it, and she asked if I had a foam roller. I said yes, and luckily she was smart enough to ask if I actually use it My husband bought it for his calves, but until now I’ve never really had issues after running.
So she showed me some moves, and then I went home and did a search for foam roller hamstring exercises youtube videos. I did some and I think it kind of helped, maybe? I also met my insurance deductible for the year, which means I only have to pay around $30 for an hour long massage now. My doctor wrote me a ‘prescription’ for weekly massage, so you bet I’m taking advantage of that!
Half Marathon Training Program Week 4:
Monday: 3.5 mile run
Tuesday: 2 mile run
Wednesday: 35 minutes yoga
Thursday: 3.5 mile run; 35 minutes yoga; 2 miles stationary bike
Friday: strength training planned
Saturday: 5 mile long run planned, then kayaking/snorkeling in the refreshing 72 degree springs to cool off
Do you use a foam roller or anything else for tight/sore muscles?