I love an intense workout, but I also know the importance of counterbalancing high-intensity workouts with recovery work. Some days I like to do pool workouts and other days it's a quick yoga flow. I recently ran the NYC Half Marathon, and let me tell you, running 13.1 miles takes a lot out of you.
I've been feeling super sore, and also dealing with some quad and knee pain, so I decided against resuming strength training. Instead, I've been taking it easy and doing low-impact workouts like this 25-minute treadmill workout.
The 25-Minute Walking Treadmill Workout
The workout is self explanatory, but I do recommend foam rolling and doing a few glute and core activation exercises before getting started. Feel free to adjust the incline and speed if necessary. Finally, be sure to walk with proper form. Engage your core, swing your arms, keep your shoulders back, and your chest open.
Don't forget to stretch and foam roll once you're finished. Click here for a printable version of this workout.