Fitness Friday: Foam Rolling!

Wednesday Workout: 1 hour BodyPump class, 3 miles on treadmill


Thursday Workout:
off!

After another long day of teaching band, I went to the gym right away and got a BodyPump class in on Wednesday.  I was so happy because my friend Amy joined and took the class with me!! It was not crowded and I was happy to take the class.  I got on the treadmill after class and got in my 3 miles. I did the first two miles by increasing my speed every quarter of a mile: 6.3 mph, 6.4, 6.5, 6.6 for mile 1 and 6.7, 6.8, 6.9, 7.0 for mile 2. I was super sweaty after that and backed it down to 6.4 for awhile during mile 3 and cooled down with a walk for the last quarter.

Amy is following the same training plan as me and we are on week 3:

I have been lazy with my stretching and need to pick it up. I’ve also been neglecting my foam roller and my hips have felt tight. Amy said her knees are starting to feel bad and I told her she needs to use her foam roller on her IT band!


Love my foam roller. How could I neglect it for the past few weeks?? Oh yeah, because I’ve been exhausted all week and could barely get myself to run. Today is the last day of camp so I can catch up on sleep soon! Took off yesterday so I could heal up and stretch. Hopefully I will make up my “Thursday 3 miler” today or tomorrow. If not, I’m not too worried because it is still early in my training and I’ve done a lot this week.

Foam Rolling article on Runner’s World

Foam Rolling Video on Runner’s World

Jen @ Peanut Butter Runner’s Foam Rolling Video

Do you use a foam roller?? Favorite IT band stretches? Did you workout today???

13 thoughts on “Fitness Friday: Foam Rolling!

  1. i love the foam roller although i have been using it on my upper back more lately than my IT bands. my upper back has been soooo tight. i love to just lay across it and stretch it out. feels good!

    thanks for the shout out!

  2. I LOVE my foam roller! I don’t use it after every run, but I try to. I have a tendency to cut my post-run stretching a bit short. So if I get out my foam roller I know I’ll be getting a little extra stretching in. I pretty much only use it for my IT band though. Happy Friday!

  3. I have yet to buy my foam roller – but honestly since investing in my Asics (which is truly an investment – well worth the money) I have had zero problems with my IT band – I have also be focusing a lot on improving my posture and stride – so I am sure that it helping too. I did a three miler today for my training program week 6 – can you believe it??? It was tough – a little too much red wine the night before can really dehydrate you :(

  4. I just wrote a post on how I stay injury free, but completely neglected my foam roller! Probably because I’ve gotten out of the habit just like you have. It works wonders on my IT Band, which causes me knee issues over time. Great post!

  5. the foam roller has lately become my best friend (or best enemy, man that thing hurts!) i’m training for my 5th half marathon and don’t know how I lived without it for so long!

    and i love that you are running the hershey half! my first ever cross country race way back when in high school was in hershey .. the run for the chocolate .. best race name ever. I still have the tee shirt from it! oh running memories

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