Recovery yoga for runners

In the USA, the long week-end of the 4th of July is behind us. In France, the long week-end is just ahead as, Monday, it's the 14th of July. For runners, long week-end often means long run. Long week-end or not, we always need a nice stretch to fight the familiar muscle pain and soreness which go with long run. Here, you go!

Video from Runner's World

If you are following me on Facebook (if not, what are you waiting for?), you already saw this video. I shared it a while ago, but, at the time, I didn't have tried it. Now, done and approved, SO approved that I thought it would be nice to share it here too.

First, just let me tell you it's not a yoga class. It's just a serie of yoga poses focused on stretching the muscles used by runners.

I keep this video in mind. After a long week, when my legs are tired, I do it. Every time, I beat myself up for not doing it more often. It is so good! Just after completing the video, my muscles are loose, and, the next day, my legs feel fresh.

The only issue is that the sequence is a little bit long. We don't necessarily have 20 minutes to stretch after every run... even if, I KNOW, these 20 minutes would be of great use. It is really efficient!

Let me know what you think if you try the video. Are you used to take a rather long time to stretch after running? How much time?

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