Backwards Walking Blog and My Own Hamstrings
Saturday, February 21, 2009
I wrote a detailed blog about backwards walking... phit-n-phat.typepad.com/
...and let me tell you...with all this marathon training I cannot wait to get back to it.
While doing 12 miles on a TM today my hams were really getting tight. All I wanted to do was go the opposite direction. I run 4 and walk 1 and the last two miles I did exactly that. I slowed down and walked backwards and it felt great. It really took some pressure off them. Normally 12 doesn't bother me but today I was running after a long tempo day and I ran a faster pace trying to get it over with.
So, if you want to jack your HR up, get in some fun and creative cardio on the TM, try turning around. My blog has a link to my video on how to do it. :)