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Being Sensible

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The tell-tale mild burning sensation down the outside of my legs from hip to knee made me realise this morning that I have neglected my ITB and need to get back to foam rolling, strength exercises and stretches regularly. I must use my foam roller after long runs!

I decided that today should definitely be a rest day, according to my plan, and I shouldn’t even think about doing an extra day or so to make up for my lack of miles last week. My overall miles may be on the low side for a week or two but, as I’m always reminded, it’s better to get to the start line under trained rather than injured or not at all!

My exercise for Janathon day 7 therefore has been 50 squats, 10 press ups, 50 lunges and a plank. I was rather impressed with myself for managing 4 mins. 1 min on front, 1m right, 1m left, 1m front again in one go.

I am also half way through foam rolling my legs. Don’t worry about how horrible the blue one looks – I haven’t needed it because the green one is more than painful enough!

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Author: fairweatherrunner

West London fair weather runner, British Military Fitness fan, mother of teenage sons and drinker of wine. Sometimes found on the Isle of Wight.

9 thoughts on “Being Sensible

  1. I’m not sure anything would make me use that blue roller! I have a mildly textured one which I only use when the neighbours are out!!

  2. That blue one looks like a chinese torture tool – OUCH!

  3. If you’re into foam rolling check out my friend’s friend Ashley Borden on You Tube. She’s also featured in this month’s Women’s Health magazine. She is the queen of foam rolling.
    http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=khC5J1lkC7s

  4. Sounds like your core is in far better shape than mine!

  5. I don’t have a foam roller but I really want one. I’m currently using a rolling pin or a tennis ball. The blue one looks scary!

  6. Yikes! I keep wondering whether I need to switch to a knobblier foam roller but like you am finding the basic one plenty hurty enough for now.

  7. It’s surprising just how much they can hurt I think, a good hurt of course though (you know it’s doing some good), still wouldn’t fancy trying the blue one though! 😉

  8. 4 minutes planking!! wow

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