If the hill repeats didn't fatigue athletes legs last night, the dryland portion afterwards certainly would have. Our sponsor, True Outdoors, opened their doors so we had a warm place to hang out and do some strength training after our run.
As training mileage increases, introduce speed work or if you're new to strength training, you will no doubt be pushing farther or harder than you have ever gone before. Additionally,
you may be presenting your body with the associated post workout pain, known as Delayed Onset of Muscle Soreness (DOMS). Experts say that the pain occurs between 12 to 48 hours after a workout. However, the pain can be reduced and doesn’t have to be a part of your training ritual.
DOMS is thought to be the microscopic tearing of muscle fiber caused primarily by eccentric muscle contraction during exercise coupled with the increase in muscle temperature.
The result is muscle soreness, reduced strength and range of motion.
Consider the following methods to alleviate the symptoms: