My legs have been feeling great throughout training, but a twinge of knee pain on my run this morning reminded me that part of being an endurance athlete includes taking care of myself.
I took immediate action on the knee pain (ice, advil) and I decided that I needed to take a more proactive approach to taking care of myself and to stretching.
For a mere $20, enter one foam roller ...
I had no idea how tight my IT band was until I used the roller this evening. Holy cow! I now see why so many people swear by these. It hurt like hell, but I could tell an immediate difference. I highly recommend it!
Thankfully, all of the TLC I have been showing my knee seems to be working (fingers crossed)!