As high as 30 to 35 percent of American adults deal with occasional insomnia symptoms — and if you're among this group, you know just how disruptive even mild insomnia can be. Struggling to fall asleep and sleep through the night isn't just a hassle when it's dark; insomnia can make you tired for days at a time, making you feel miserable during many of your waking hours. If you haven't tried massage as a method of addressing your insomnia, it's time to take action.
One of the keys to successful marathon training is being able to recover quickly and fully after long, grueling runs. If your long runs are leaving you feeling sore and exhausted for days and this causes you to skip other workouts, you're not going to arrive at the starting line prepared to run your best race. Try implementing one or both of the strategies below to speed your recovery after long runs.