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Post-Run Routine

posted by Brandon
Post-Run Routine

This post-run routine is not for those who want to train less and run faster, or get fit in three 20-minute workouts per week. This 37-minute routine tackles your core PROPERLY, builds strength functional for running, lengthens muscles, and enhances mobility. Try this routine from start to finish for a couple weeks and be amazed at how fast you recover.

Core: 3 Minutes

Curl Up Crunch – Top Left: 10 – 20

Side Crunches – Top Right: 5 – 10 each side

Reverse Crunch: 10 – 20

Strength: 9 Minutes 

Heel Walks: 1 minute

Lateral Leg Raise with Ankle Weight: 30 seconds each leg

Squats: 30 seconds – 1 minute

Kick Backs with Ankle Weight: 30 seconds each leg

Eccentric Calf Raises: 1 minute

Reverse Plank (Hamstrings): 30 seconds – 1 minute

Biceps: 30 seconds – 1 minute

Triceps: 30 seconds – 1 minute

Back/Shoulders: 30 seconds – 1 minute

Prehab: 25 minutes

Active Isolated Stretching: 10 minutes
This is the most important part of the routine. The following PDFs will allow you to learn the basics of active isolated stretching. Watch the video at the bottom of this page to better understand the rhythm of these exercises.

Part 1
Part 2

Trigger Point: 5 minutes

Foam Roll: 5 minutes

Self-Massage: 5 minutes
Grab some lotion and massage your calfs and feet. Trade off with your significant other if you like…

About the Author:

Brandon Laan is a runner, coach, and entrepreneur.  He spent his undergraduate days at The University of Western Ontario where he captained the Cross Country Team before fleeing to Hawaii Pacific University for graduate school. He is a Level II Certified USATF coach and holds personal bests of 1:06 and 2:21 in the Half Marathon and Marathon respectively. He also enjoys running to eat, not eating to run…and always will.

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