Hey Float Fans! Our GNR Training and Recovery Project is onnnnnnnn!
Meet Cheryl, who will be floating with us once a week from now until the big run, with a cheeky recovery float after. We will be receiving feedback to see whether Floating has a positive effect on her training and helps her to achieve her goals.
Floating reduces the total amount of recovery time needed by increasing blood circulation, lowering lactic-acid levels, and alleviating the pain of injuries. The release of endorphins, coupled with the ability to become extremely aware of knots, tensions, and painful spots allows for athletes to heal faster and overcome fatigue. Many athletes that use float therapy in combination with visualisation techniques experience a very significant improvement in their performances.
Here is a little bit about Cheryl and why she wanted to get involved in the project 🙂
This is my 3rd year doing the GNR, I have also run other half marathon’s in Sunderland Glasgow and Edinburgh as well as the Edinburgh full marathon.
I have only been running since 2015,and the GNR was my first event starting as a beginner raising money for Macmillan nurses after I was diagnosed with skin cancer, and the GNR is where my running journey began, I love being part of the greatest race in the running calendar and each year I aim to improve my performance and time.
I aim to fundraise for Macmillan and Cancer Research again.
I am following a 12 week programme for a sub 2 hour GNR time, and I also cross train 1-2 times per week. For recovery, I get sports massages once a month, foam roll, and soak in Epsom salts, and I am also a member of Tyne Bridge Harriers.
I have suffered from injuries in the past, and would like to learn the best recovery procedures that suit my needs, and also improve performance.
Watch this space to find out more about Cheryl’s journey.