You’ll hear more about this in the coming weeks, but we FBGs are training for the Rock ‘n’ Roll 10k in Brooklyn this October. And since I haven’t run a race since, oh, this 5K, I’ve had my work cut out for me. To get there, I’ve been doing two days a week of shorter two- or three-mile runs, and then a longer run on the weekends. So far, the longest I’ve hit is four miles. But I have five and six miles in my sights for later this month. Also in my sights? Getting relief from pain as soon as it starts.
Between my uber active vacation, CrossFit-style workouts and the recent 10K training, I’ve been busy. And I know from the ramped up activity, staying injury-free has to be my No. 1 priority. That means before and after every run and workout that I’m foam rolling and that when the slightest twinge of pain comes up—especially on my back, which tends to get tired after about three miles—out pops my ThermaCare Lower Back & Hip HeatWrap. After suffering and coming back from a booty injury (please, laugh at the irony) after my first (and probably only) full marathon, I take all of this so very seriously. ‘Cause you know what sucks? Pain. Pain sucks big time. And these ThermaCare wraps are giving me warm, muscle-loosening goodness for up to 16 hours to help defeat any back pain that creeps up. A true training essential!
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Here’s to training without back pain! —Jenn