- Light exercise has also been proven to help alleviate symptoms by increasing blood flow and helping to disperse residual waste products in the muscles. Keep it easy though and if you're going to run, try a soft surface like gravel, grass or the treadmill to reduce impact!
- Warming up before your next hard workout or race can help limit muscle damage and the stiffness afterward.
And the good news is that your body adapts and gets stronger every time you expose it to this kind of exercise and activity. So for someone like Dean Karnazes running the 50 marathons in 50 days, his body would have become very highly adapted to the rigors of the marathon - so he doesn't get day-after soreness that us mere mortals get after doing a marathon.
Since I am trying to get myself back on track, I am going to do a light treadmill run tonight, no more than 3 miles. I took yesterday as a total rest day and spent the day watching a Bond movie marathon on the couch with the dog. It was pretty awesome!
Did anyone else race this weekend?
Have you ever experienced DOMS after a race? Any tips for getting rid of it?
- I had really bad soreness after I ran my marathon last Fall, but I'm finding this time bad too!
What are your thoughts on compression gear? Do you have any of it?
- I have compression socks, sleeves and shorts. I am a firm believer in wearing it for faster recovery!
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