Exercise recovery has become a big industry, promising that even Normal People can get better results with everything from foam rolling to cryogenic chambers to “squeezy pants”. Didn’t recovery used to mean NOT doing anything? Science journalist and former elite athlete Christie Aschwanden digs into the science of recovery in her book Good to Go and lets us know which recovery strategies are actually backed up by science.
To celebrate the New York City Marathon on Sunday Nov. 6, we’re joined by multi-marathoner Dana Krashin! Her story takes her from watching the Boston Marathon with her family every year at mile 8.4 to running her first marathon in Boston in 2013, a marathon that we know was unlike any other. Dana’s positivity and love of running will almost convince you that running 26.2 miles sounds fun! Plus, we talk about what gear has stood the test of 9 marathons in “Dana’s Gear Corner”.
Interested in doing something crazy like running a 10K, half marathon, or full marathon? Daphnie is going to get us ready! She and Joanna talk about why you might want to run a longer race, why training is important (spoiler: so you don’t have a super bad time), gross things that happen to your body when you’re running for hours, injury prevention, and proper form. Plus, join our mailing list for access to Daphnie’s training plans!
Did you get inspired by the NYC Marathon this weekend? Just One More did! Joanna and Daphnie talk about how anyone (even normal people!) can start running. Important topics: why running is good for you, how to build up from walking to running, what equipment you need (and what you don't), and how to keep yourself from getting injured. Just remember: warm up, stretch, foam roll, ice.
Links from this episode: Team Challenge (Daphnie's team), JackRabbit Sports (great for getting fitted for shoes), Power Systems (for ordering a foam roller), Gothamista foam rolling video starring Daphnie!