In addition to post run strengths using yoga poses, I have recently found that taking epsom salt baths are great for post run recovery. Add 1-2 cups of epsom salt in a warm bath and soak at least 15 minutes to relieve achy muscles. However, people with chronic conditions (such as diabetes and cardiovascular disease) should check with his/her physician prior to taking epsom salt baths. Epsom salt baths are effective because the human skin is very porous and can absorb liquids quite quickly. Keep this in mind if you are exposed to a less than optimal physical environment, your skin will react to environmental toxins.
To reduce environmental toxin contamination to your skin, it is a good habit to change into a different set of clothes when you enter your home (similar to how it is a good idea to keep your shoes by the entrance instead of walking around the house with shoes on). There are also psychological benefits to changing into another set of clothes, you are mentally transitioning from an external (work) environment to a home setting. Just o
I have been training for my next half marathon (which is least than a month away) and have incorporated interval training into my training schedule. I dread interval training because I don't enjoy pushing myself beyond a comfortable pace. However, I have found that doing interval training has definitely improved my overall running performance. This makes a lot of sense since interval training involves pushing oneself beyond his/her regular race pace. Once you resume your race pace, it is much more manageable. I plan to reward myself with a new pair of running shoes after my next half marathon. I will be above the 300 miles mark for my existing running shoes by then.
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