At first, I thought doing five minutes a day of Jasyoga resets or legs up the wall wouldn’t make a significant difference. However, after three months of practice I couldn’t imagine not setting aside the time to hit reset.
For the very first time I trained for and crossed the finish line of a half marathon injury free. Lucky number 13? No, no luck here. Major credit goes to being intentional about recovery. In the past I would maybe foam roll once or twice a week, but nothing consistent. It’s incredible how spending a small amount of time each day on recovery hand have such game-changing results! Additionally, knowing I can do the distance injury free is a major confidence booster going into half ironman training.
Turning negatives into positives. As I mentioned before, I’m gaining some mental clarity/strength. This is resulting in more positive thinking. During RnR DC, which is a rather hilly race, I started out by telling myself: “hills are not a weakness.” I realized that saying the word weakness feels like a negative thought so I changed it up to “hills are a strength.” I powered up those hills without any problems (okay, Calvert Hill was still really tough, but I still felt strong).
Booty lock mitigation. My ultimate go-to, especially because I have tight hip flexors and a history of ITBS.
Legs up the wall. If I’m not particularly feeling any certain videos, this is my go to. I can multitask (reading, doing homework) or I can just close my eyes and relax. Either way, it’s a really great way to end the day.
Looking forward to:
Regularly utilizing the Yoga for Cyclists Collection as Maine 70.3 training ramps up.
How do you hit reset?