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Eliminate Running Aches And Stiffness With Active Recovery

It’s a rest day so why do you feel like an old man? You have stiffness here, an ache there. What is up with this?

Last week I went through one of these types of recovery days that had no training but throughout the day I felt like I was converting into a petrified piece of human timber. Not a good feeling.

Later that evening, our family went for an easy bike ride to a local park. When we returned home I was amazed at how great my legs now felt. The petrification had stopped. Yeah! This refreshed and rejuvenated feeling was all from a simple family bike ride that increased circulation and got the body moving a bit – active recovery.

How easy was our ride? Here is some video.

(If you can’t see the video, click here.)

Some other possible active recovery options:

  • walk
  • easy bike
  • easy swim
  • easy run

Has active recovery worked for you? What is your favorite type?

If you are feeling a bit petrified during your recovery days, a little bit of active recovery may be worth exploring.

Be active – Feel the buzz!

David –

About the author

David Hanenburg David Hanenburg is the passionate dirt-lovin' creator of Endurance Buzz and has been playing in the endurance sports world since 2000 after knockin' the dust off of his Trek 950 hardtail thanks to a friend asking to go ride some local dirt. In 2007 he ran his first ultra on the trails and fell in love with the sport and its people. For more information on David's endurance sports journey, check out the About page.

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