Saturday I put in my last 13 mile run with my hamstrings feeling progressively tighter as the run went by.
After breakfast (#ieatmorethanirun), walking was really difficult. I got nervous! All that training and here I was a couple days from the race and I could barely walk......AHHHH!
But then yesterday at a Workout Monday I ran into a friend, who is also a chiropractor. I did what I'm sure most people do when they are around him...I started to mention my hamstring woes. Right then and there, he said, "Let's take a look".
After a couple minutes of stretching, aligning, and adjusting, I was already feeling 10times better. That's when I realized, maybe I haven't done everything to prepare myself for the big race. So I booked myself a couple appointments this week.
For the past couple months we have all been putting in the long run/ medium run miles and speed workouts to get our bodies ready for the Miami Half and Full Marathons! We have been watching what we eat, and been hydrating as we have been told (and reminded). And here we are, less than 2 weeks away from the BIG DANCE with our last LONG RUN under your belt, and fine tuning, keeping ourselves strong, and healthy so come race day we are ready to GO!
THIS WEEK we can give ourselves that little extra edge by:
Getting Stretched, aligned, and massaged!
You may be tight from all the training. Getting stretched out will allow your stride to be at your individual longest length, allowing you the ability to be as efficient (covering more distance) come race day.
Algining your body will increase your range of motion and release some of those areas that may be holding you back, a little, now.
Getting a good FLUSH OUT massage will help your body get rid of all that lactic acid that has built up, increase your circulation, help you release toxins, and get those dead muscles cells out of the way!
Your body may feel a little sore after this "workout" but it will thank you later! That's why it's important that you get this done NOW. I'm no professional, but from runners that I've talked to, coaches that have trained me and others, and trainers, I've heard that the window for doing these kinds of body treatments closes about 6-7 days before the race. That means that you have from today until Sunday to finish preparing your body.
We should be doing these 3 things on a consistent bases, but MOST definitely as we get closer to a big race. Check out the deal below that a running friend and doc is offering all of us for our upcoming race!
Miami Marathon Package:
6 treatments that include electric muscle stimulation, moist heat, massage (one body region), stretch, and adjustment for $288
Use them as you will Pre/Post-Marathon!
Call the office at (305) 240-0929 and mention that you are racing the Miami Half/Full Marathon to make your appointment.
Treatment for runners by a runner!
4150 NW 7th street, Miami Florida 33126 305/ 240-0929