I will be kicking of the New Year with a 50K "Fat Ass" Ultra-trail run up in the Red Rock Conservation area tomorrow. "Fat Ass" means there is no official entry, entry fees and only minimal support for the runners. Really its just a bunch of people getting together to run and deciding to call in a race. I am still recovering from that hamstring knot that I have in the lower part of the biceps femoris of my right leg. I was finally able to pinpoint the problem area with the help of my massage thearapist, Scott, Proactive Health Therapeutic, and although I am not 100% yet (are we ever?), I am starting to run longer distance already and I am really looking forward to tomorrow.
I thought it would be a good time to also post some of the other conditioning routines that I use that help me run those longer distances. I have broken them down into three areas: stretching, strengthening and massage, and created the following videos to describe and demonstrate them.