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Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Post-run, post-surgery

A little while ago, I shared my new, super-short pre-run routine. Now I'll share my post run routine!
Pre-surgery: This varied. Sometimes I'd do nothing; other times I'd do a short stretching routine.
Post-surgery: I started using Coach Jay's post-run cool-down routines. He offers a progression of exercises here, and I'm following the rules and slowly advancing.

That means I've only gotten to video #2! I am a little confused about where to go from here. It doesn't really look like each video replaces the prior - are some additive? I really don't know. For example, videos one and two have several plank holds that aren't in the other cool-downs; there are planks with leg lifts instead, but to me those are actually easier. Surely he's not cutting out planks altogether?
Because of that, I'm not sure what my final cool-down routine will end up including, but I do want to continue to do Myrtles (included in the first video), so I might end up moving that to pre-workout. If I remember, I'll check back in once I've gone through the whole progression and report back.

Any of you do his workouts? Any input on what the final version should look like?


  1. I love stuff like this b/c I think it makes such a difference. Since incorporating regular prehab into my routine daily, my body has never felt better. Not familiar with this particular routine though, so I can't help you!

  2. I do not have a post-run routine - how bad is that? I don't have a pre-run one either... I should take a page from your book and start to do some of what you are doing before and after your runs!

    1. But you also don't have bilateral hip surgeries, so maybe you should just keep doing what you're doing!

  3. I cannibalize parts from many different workouts, especially the "hippy" ones, so I don't have any good advice for which specific video of his is the best or most appropriate. I'm sure you follow "MissZippy" - but she has a ton of great stuff I've used over the years.