What to do for sore legs... Slow down...don't get a head of yourself!
Posted Jan 11 2009 5:36pm
1. Ice. Strenuous exercise produces inflammation in your muscles. Ice applied directly onto the areas of deep soreness will reduce swelling and soreness. A cold shower or bath can produce the same results.
2. Hot soak. A Jacuzzi or hot bath can bring a lot of relief to sore, tight muscles. The moist heat draws blood and fresh oxygen into the muscles, increasing circulation. Improved circulation relaxes muscle tissue and reduces soreness.
3. Epsom salt bath. A salt bath will help to draw toxins out of your body while restoring much needed magnesium. Magnesium helps to increase serotonin levels, improving your body’s ability to relax.
4. Vitamin E. Recent studies performed by Dr. Jennifer Sacheck of Tufts University in Boston indicate that taking vitamin E may reduce the onset of delayed muscle soreness. Stationary bike sessions. Also, easy stationary bicycle sessions after a heavy leg strength workout can help flush out lactic acid and other waste products, reducing soreness and time of recovery.
What you do after a workout is just as important as during. Following some of these simple tips will make excersising much more enjoyable.
Wow, I can not believe that we are on our 12th week of training for our marathon! Only one more month to go. Today we ran a 20miler from Yucaipa all the way down to south Redlands, and boy did I feel it! It wasn't too bad...but I was sure glad to be finished. The minute we stopped I heard my legs screaming at me, saying" what the HELL are you doing to me!" sorry but my legs have some pretty bad language, I won't even tell you what my feet were saying. Rachel and I were sooo happy to be alive and finished.
I haven't even finished the marathon and I am already planning on what to train for next. I really want to get into biking more, and do some more triathlons for sure. I really like tri's they mix it up and you get a total body work out. I really want to do the Iron Girl Las Vegas, but it's really close to the Boston marathon. I would be back from the Boston Marathon and three weeks later I would be off to Vegas, if I qualify for Boston that is. So maybe I should just slow down, but hey that's the joy in dreaming!
So now I am in the market for a road bike that dosen't cost a fortune. I know there are a lot of cyclists out there that have old bikes sitting in their garages, anyone know any?! Are there any good sites out there I should visit. There are SO many out there, wow! I know a lot of you all have them, so any suggestions would be great. What you like or don't about yours- what you would look for etc. I have a jar right now on my desk, and I am saving like crazy so maybe by the time I am done training for this marathon I will have enough to buy a bike:)