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DOMS advice

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Apr 2013
5:41pm, 25 Apr 2013
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I'll get on it right away! Thanks!
Apr 2013
5:53pm, 25 Apr 2013
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My tactic is to keep moving around as much as possible both the day and the day after, including a very small run (yes I did run for 20 mins the day after my recent mara :-O)

The good news is, the second time around it shouldnt be as bad because your muscles should be more used to the stimulus. DOMS is good - its adaptation waiting to happen when recovery is finished!
Apr 2013
6:22pm, 25 Apr 2013
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Thanks for the advice Curly. I'll go for a walk later and see if I can face a short run in the morning (although I think you're crazy!). That's good news though, hopefully it'll be better this time round!
Apr 2013
6:22am, 26 Apr 2013
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Well, for anyone who's curious, my legs feel pretty much okay this morning. I haven't gone down any stairs yet, but last time even sitting down was very painful. My quads are a little stiff and tired, but that's it. Hurrah! Was it the cold shower? the stretching? Or just the fact that I've already done that hill recently?

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Two weeks ago I did a big hill run and hill walk in the same day and had terrible DOMS for 3 days. O...

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