Rest and Recover…
A lot of us just raced the full or half marathon, and now its time to take a well needed rest. But resting doesn’t mean doing nothing. In fact, unless you have an injury, active recovery is better than passive recovery. (Active recovery = super easy exercise i.e. 60 – 70% of your max heart rate, light cross training, etc…) Also, a good rule of thumb is to take 1 recovery day for every 2 km of racing. For half marathoners, that means a good 10 days of easy exercise, for marathoners its more like 3 weeks.
Want to try something different? Shakti Yoga has a promo for East Nasty runners this week. $5 drop-in classes (normally $18) through Sunday 5/8. Use code EASTNASTY as promo code when purchasing a drop in class. Lauren Farina and Kelly Carter, the owners of the studio, run with us and want to share. www.shaktiyoganashville.com
Post run head on over to NRC for their monthly pint night.