Week 1 | Day 3
Take it easy today, maybe buy some new running clothes for the rest of your challenge. Avoid excess stress and busy errands if you can!
The quads are a main driver in running, and throughout these 30 days, they WILL feel sore and a little beat up. This static couch stretch targets both your tight quads and hips, helping with the recovery when you get back on the road. Remember for the perfect stretch, keep your back straight and squeeze your butt!
Quads and IT bands are powerful muscles and they take a lot of beating while running, especially up and down hills. So grab your foam roller and let’s get to work! If you have pain in your hip, lower back, or knee, chances are it has something to do with the muscles surrounding these areas. A properly recovered quad can help offset this pain.
These recovery exercises may cause discomfort, but trust us, they will help you in the long run (no pun intended).