So, the evenings are getting longer and the mornings are lighter, finally! There is more opportunity and incentive to get out and train and perhaps even enjoy it. Ok, so maybe it's not quite time to put the base layers away yet, but, it is nearly time to put those long months of winter training to the test! I was out at the weekend doing Event Work with there Amber Health Crew at the Baldock Beast half marathon. We were there to provide post race massage for the 400+ runners. Most spring marathons are taking place in April and there were a lot of competitors making this part of their training programme, and there were some dedicated people pushing hard and smashing PB's that day! With 8 weeks to go until race day, this is the most integral time NOT to pick up an injury, especially when those long runs will leave you feeling the effects. Make sure you follow these basic steps in avoiding injury and taking yourself to race day feeling your best.
Cool down, Stretch, dehydrate, refuel, ice any niggles/sore areas to support muscles recovery, allow the next day to rest or use as a recovery day, always see a therapist when pain persists.
Good luck to those Marathon training! It is an emotional and challenging commitment to take on, so make sure you enjoy the day and think how far you have come!
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