How Quickly did Josh Recover? Very Quick

IMG_1972I thought it would be good to close out the regular Monday posts that Josh Platt has been doing for the last few months by letting you know how life after the Portland Marathon went. At the end of the race he was extremely tired in his muscular system. The last few miles his muscles started to lock up on him a bit and so the next day he had quite a bit of soreness.

Most of the soreness was in his calves but he had some light soreness throughout his lower body. This was coupled with the obvious muscle fatigue he felt. The race was on Sunday so it was Monday that he felt the most side effects of the race. By Tuesday he had done some good muscle activation exercises to help restore proper alignment that had been compromised due to his high level of fatigue during the race and the result was that he woke up Tuesday feeling much more refreshed. Still the soreness in the calves lingered.

Tuesday he started doing some range of motion workouts to help lengthen out the muscles of the lower body and he woke up Wednesday feeling more or less back to normal with just a little bit of leftover fatigue in his body. Talking to Josh he felt like the amount of muscular efficiency training he did, and not just the running really is what enables him to recover so quickly.

Train2move is hoping to get a Hood to Coast relay team together and during that time we hope to be able to give you more examples of training ideas to help you not only run more successfully but hoe to limit many of the common injuries that typically slow many runners down. Stay tuned and with any luck we will have an announcement soon about our potential team!

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