1st of all
making a plan and sticking to it. If you do the training, the race will be a "mostly" enjoyable experience and the feeling you get when you cross the finish line is amazing.
I do a short, post run stretching routine similar to this: sportsmedicine.about.com/od/runningworkout
I tend to have tight hip flexors, IT band and achilles tendon, so I concentrate on those areas and my quads and hamstrings. If you are having serious post run stiffness/soreness an ice bath is brutal, but can help alot.
Keep up the good work!
Edited by: ROBYNLN at: 9/10/2012 (16:39)
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