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Tuesday, April 5, 2016
Tuesday's Training Tip: Recover with a hot springs soak
If you’ve been following this blog, you’ll note that I chose to squeeze in a quick run early yesterday because I had a full day planned. The full day included a trip to Gold Fork with some of my family members. As we soaked in Gold Fork Hot Springs’ waters there was a combination of rain, sun, wind, and even snow! That’s normal. It’s April in Idaho.
Aside from relaxing, the warm water was therapeutic. My quick short run yesterday included some sprint/speed work. That kind of workout usually results in sore quadriceps (among other large muscles) the following day. I am happy to report that my legs feel great! Although I am embarrassed to admit that my cool down and stretching post run was lacking, my soak in natural hot water made up for it. Oh, that I had a little hot spring of my own in my backyard!
If you are fortunate as I to live in the mountainous northwest, you probably have some favorite soaking spots of your own. They are plentiful, especially in Idaho. Here are just a few of my preferred hot waters:
The next time you are in need of a good soak, visit this hot springs guide at Visit Idaho to find the perfect spot near you!
Carol - aka Running Granny Green