Dag 2. Week 1. Hacking Marathon Training in 6 weeks.
Tuesday April 11 was a rest day. I did not do any running what so ever. My muscles a bit sore. I did some foam rolling. It is important that I am diligent with this as it will help the muscles to get ready for a workout faster. So what about stretching. In general I don’t do stretching much at the las couple of years. Foam rolling gives much better results with less risk of injury. Here is a good article that is explaining why foam rolling is good.
Don’t know how to use the foam roller. Here is a good simple, no BS, video series from Runner’s World.
So did I rest? Completely rest? Nope. Here is the thing. It is a good thing to have a more active recovery. Active recovery is foam rolling as above, it can be swimming or bicycling. It should not fatigue you though.
I moved my work station to the treadmill. I did two sessions of walking of total of 11km over 3 hours, while working on my laptop. Far better than sitting down. In any case it is important that when you sit or stand not to do it for too long. Walking also helps mitochondrial development as well as burning fat and calories. Note the book stack. I need those to get my laptop at the right hight.
Finally, I did another set of Seven. Feeling a bit sore from two sets yesterday, especially in the scar area of my inguinal hernia surgery. Strangely enough, it seems that pushups are the exercise that effects that area most. I will design a less intense Seven program to do when I feel need for more rest. But, I don’t want to lose my streak in the app.