I still do ROMWOD and would still highly recommend to anyone – runner, lifter, cross fit, and especially people with desk jobs. It has really helped me in recovering from tempo and speed work in time to be ready for my next run. In training for the CIM with hopes of qualifying for Boston, that was instrumental.
As a runner, everyone says to you, “stretching is so important.” Well that’s great – but it gets hard to fit it in amongst the other things you do in a day. For example, after doing an 8 mile tempo run (which takes an hour), physical therapy exercises (15-20 minutes IF they happen) and lifting (usually 30 mins), I’m out of time in my morning before heading to work and starving. So, I’m ready to be done.
*Side note – not all work outs are this long, this was just an example.**
Anyway, point being is that it is hard to stretch as is, and then when you don’t have a plan, it is even harder. While some of us may have time for yoga shenanigans such as this….
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I do not hahaha. (And go follow @brosbeingbasic because it is hilarious.)
As I mentioned in my other post, ROMWOD has different videos you can do each day. Usually, I will not do them in the morning, as I run out of time, like I said (although I try to do a couple quick cool down stretches). I will do them at night – either while waiting for dinner to cook or when watching TV.
As I’ve gotten more familiar with the poses, I have a few favorites. So sometimes I just do those instead of an actual video.
Here is my favorite (you can look up the poses here):
- 2 minutes standing straddle
- 2 minutes lizard pose
- 1 minute twisted lizard
- 1 minute half front split
Repeat on the other leg
- 2 minutes pigeon pose on each leg
- 2-4 minutes saddle pose
- 2-4 minutes extended puppy – at which point Bennie starts climbing underneath me and this dissolves into me playing with him – end routine haha.
I also try to foam roll most nights after ROMWOD. I think it hurts less after I’ve stretched.
What do you do to recover in time for your next run?