Editor’s note: Instead of our usual Roundtable, we’re kicking off our #ExtraSalt challenge!
If we want to train and race our best, we all know that we need to invest some of our training time into #ExtraSalt, that non-running stuff we need to do to recover and stay healthy. But knowing this is not enough; we’re not always great about doing any of it. Together, we’re going to change that! It’s time to commit to adding the #ExtraSalt!
I personally understand how hard it can be to add the #ExtraSalt in to my training time. It was not until my past training cycle, the one before Indianapolis, that I began to notice a pay-off for my time spent doing non-running things. Previously I had been convinced that I had super special extraordinary recovery powers.
- I’m not very smart.
- Sadly, I’m mortal.
- But I’m capable of learning from my mistakes.
Since learning my lesson, I have sought out and invested in many forms of recovery tools and therapy, which we here at Salty Running have coined #ExtraSalt.
What the heck is #ExtraSalt you ask? It’s very simple.
- The things that we all know we should be doing to a certain extent.
- The things that help to make us stronger and in turn faster.
- The things that are the first to fall off the wagon when we get too busy with work and life.
- The things that we often neglect when things are feeling good, and by the time we start to feel them it can be too late.
Here’s my #ExtraSalt goal:
Daily: Stretching, foam rolling and roll recovery scattered throughout the day – usually while wearing at least one form of compression garment
Weekly: Manual physical therapy, dry needling, infra-red sauna
2-3x per week: Pool running, strength training, Normatec boots
Twice per month: Massage
What #ExtraSalt do you need to be better about?
What’s your #ExtraSalt goal?
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