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Can you give a bit more detail about using the roller before running. Do you warm up at all first? I.e., run a mile, then do roller? or some other sequence? In what way do you feel it is better than rolling after? Or do you still roll after as well? And which areas do you feel important to roll before running? I'm really curious because mostly I do my rolling on my non-running days (cross-training days that I'm already inside doing floorwork). Occasionally, I have rolled afterward but I never got the impression there was any difference to that vs rolling on different days.
By the way, the latter two links in your original post don't work.
Great news Robert!
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Glad to hear you're getting there.
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Great to hear good news! Keep on working hard! It's worth it.
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that sounds excellent!
Happy you're healing well and your running is better. Wishing you the best!
Good to hear. I have to say I chuckled when I realized all the stuff we do to be able to run.
I mean how many people have a foam roller and a stick in their family room.
Edited by: TRILLIUM22 at: 4/5/2012 (15:15)
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WOO HOO, Robert--I am so glad to hear you are finding the right combination of things for yourself! I have no doubt you're coming back stronger, faster, and smarter. Thanks for the update!
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So far my recovery has been going very well overall although there were some real bumps in the road..potholes actually.
Doing calf raises on stairs helped get the deep stretches needed to loosen my calf muscles that was causing alot of my foot problems. They also helped strengthen my weakened ankle because I was favoring that foot. I'm not totally out of the woods but I have been making great progress.
What I am doing...
I also have been using a foam roller *BEFORE* going out to run. This has made a huge difference in my running performance as well as using it before going to bed.
I also have been using a hard plastic foot roller to roll out my arch and using "the stick" to get my shins and calf muscles.
Overall it has been working far better than anticipated along with keeping my mileage low to get my foot adapted to the rigors of running again. I can tell there is a difference. I am running a relaxed easy pace that brings no discomfort yet smokes last years times. go figure. I can only imagine what it will be when I completely recover.
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