An Athlete's Diary
Injury Prevention Technique - foam rolling
I've now started 13 ultra-marathons and finished 9. I'm also a Certified Trainer with NASM and PTA Global and hold a Nutrition Certification with Precision Nutrition.
One thing I've found that has helped during my training to stay healthy and fast is incorporating foam rolling into my weekly training routine.
If I run 4 days per week, I'll make an effort to spend one full workout of the foam roller in between. I use it for 15 - 60 minutes per session depending on the level of soreness and any spot issues that may come up.
I'm excited to write an article for Upper Midwest Trail Runner at the end of April where I'll go into more depth about the why, how to and when's about foam rolling. I'll also address strength training and will include a 3 minute "post run" stretching routine.
I hope you enjoyed this little bit of information about foam rolling. Incorporate the use of this tool into your arsenal of training weapons and your body will thank you... once you get off the roller :)
Jon Howard - Husband and Father of 3 | Ultra Endurance Athlete | Owner - Training Edge Sports
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