As I mentioned in my last post I have a small issue with my left achilles tendon. In order to make it feel better for the upcoming half this Sunday, I will try all my recovery tricks.
1. Epson Salt Bath
First took a relaxing Epson salt bath, which was recommended by several physical therapist. I bought it at Target and I have to say I actually like it! I like the smell and it feels relaxing, but I miss the bubbles!
While soaking in the bath tub I was reading 50/50 by Dean Karnazes. While talking about the 50 marathons he did in 50 consecutive days (!) he is providing a lot of great advice. I really recommend this book even to runners who do not run the marathon distance.
2. Foam Rolling
After the bath I used the foam roller and rolled my legs from hamstrings all the way down to my toes. I think my issues are probably to tightness in my legs and most of the time it starts in my hamstrings, so I rolled both legs from top to bottom.
Last but no least, I iced my left achilles tendon for about 20 while watching tv. I will repeat this a few times this week and hope to feel better by Sunday.
Have you ever had issue with your achilles tendon?
Any advice to recovery faster? Thanks!!