Q. Miles, I ran the Portland Marathon and I am so sore! But I had a great time … when can I run again and how should I help the soreness?
This cute little guy is the new mascot for Foot Traffic, one of the most well-respected running stores in Portland and SW PDX. Each month we have been doing an AMA with Miles (stay tuned to our Instagram) and posting his responses here!
A. Movement is the best medicine! There’s a lot of technical reasons your body gets sore after such an intense exertion, but the best thing to flush that lactic acid build up and get some range of motion back in those legs is to keep using them! No need to go fast…wait for a couple weeks before you try to get back up to speed. But even the next day, you can start walking/jogging and get that “creak” out. There are also some amazing massage tools now that go beyond the simple Stick tool. There are all sorts of great foam rollers now including local PT, Tony Rocklin’s nifty HotRock or the R8 Roll Recovery both which can be found at your local Foot Traffic stores.
Q. YO MILES what do you think was the most exciting race at the World Championships?
A. I’m a long distance fan at heart, but we are naturally good at hurling large objects across the forest. So I really have a great appreciation for what we witnessed in the men’s shot put competition. Unprecedented distances were thrown and one of the most amazingly close competitions for podium ever. Plus, it’s a hometown story with Ryan Crouser taking the silver. Amazing.