FOR MANY THE BIGGEST TRAINING AND COMPETITION EFFORTS of the year will be made on weekends. One of the best methods for easing soreness after and preventing injuries associated with these efforts is foam rolling. The 2016 TURKEY TROT WITH TRACK DAYS 5K beginner training plan includes instructions to foam roll at least once a week. The BLOG post that will precede the WEEK 4 schedule reminder on October 2 makes a special point to encourage foam rolling.
An article by Linzay Logan for Competitor.com “Roll Away Injuries: The Benefits Of Using A Foam Roller” provides another reminder to foam roll by explaining the benefits that come with the use of this device, if you still need more convincing. The RESOURCES page has links to how-to demonstrations of the moves most commonly of help to runners.
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EARNED RUNS is edited and authored by me, runner and founder. I began participating in road races before 5Ks were common. I've been a dietitian, practiced and taught clinical pathology, and been involved with research that utilized pathology. I am fascinated with understanding the origins of disease as well as health.
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