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You all may remember that about a week and a half ago I ran a marathon. If we want to be technical and slightly obnoxious about it, technically I ran the world's shortest ultra marathon coming in at 26.5 miles! 
Let's be real. 
Runners, especially myself, love to talk about running. Sometimes we talk about it to an obnoxious level. AmIRight? No? It's just me? Okay, moving on... If you read my race recap you know it was a very tough day for me. Not only did I miss my PR and goal by one hour, but I had horrible cramps in my quads and feet. Not fun. Luckily for me, I had recently acquired a new recovery tool. I had an Addaday Ultra Roller Plus Series C roller waiting for me at home. It was perfect timing and just what I needed to start my recovery process. After all, I have another marathon in just a couple weeks. Hello Honolulu Marathon

Disclaimer: I received an Addaday roller thanks to Bibrave's BibRavePro ambassadorship. You can learn more about becoming a BibRave Pro & check out BibRave.com to find and write race reviews. As always, all opinions, typos, and silly pictures are my own.

Disclaimer #2: I'm a Ginger, not a Doctor. If you are having any injury issues, please go see a professional. 

Why I Chose Addaday Series C

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When I was contacted by BibRave and they let me know that I had the opprotunity to try out an Addaday product of my choice, I was pretty excited. I'm an average runner with normal aches and pains after a long run, but I've also been battling issues with my feet for a while now. Hello Plantar Fasciitis! It's definitely better than before, but I have to stay on top of it or it tries to come back. 

So when I was looking over all the options I noticed a few things about the Series C first.

1. It was smaller than some of the others. I like the idea of being able to pack this in my luggage being as we plan on running a race in all 50 states.
2. It had 1 little red gear. When I read more about that specific gear, it was listed as a way to work on your Achilles area which is where my feet problems stem from. Boom! Sold!!
3. I've actually tested out the Type C before at my local running store and I knew it was good to work on my IT Band. 
4. I didn't realize it at the time I picked it, but when I got home from my last marathon I was in so much pain, I couldn't even walk, and I definitely didn't have the strength use my regular foam roller. This was a good way to start the recovery process because I could control how much pressure I put on my quads without having to hold myself up off the floor. 
5. For the guys: I can't attest to this personally, but my fellow BibRavePro, Jeremy, says the Addaday Rollers don't snag the hair on your legs. 
6. The Type C has a medium firmness to it which allows for a deep tissue massage. I didn't want something too soft or too hard. So this was the best option for me. 

How I Used My Addaday Roller After My Marathon

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When I got home from my marathon my quads hurt, my feet hurt, my calf muscles were tight and everything just hurt. After I showered, I was able to sit on the edge of my couch and start using the roller on my calf muscles and quads. I started wit my quads first and got them to relax a little. Then I was able to move down to my calf muscles and then eventually my Achilles.

Once I got all of those areas loosened up, I was able to move to the floor and work on my feet. I used the regular gears and the small red gear on different areas of my feet to get the blood flow moving. Then I propped my feet up on the coach while I was laying on the floor for about 5 minutes to help some of the blood drain out of my feet. The next day, my feet, calves, and quads, were all totally fine. After all of my previous marathons, I normally would still be having trouble walking the following day. Not this time. My back was sore but I didn't roll out my back. Lesson learned! 

In the picture above, I'm rolling out my feet. I just put the roller on the floor and roll my feet back and forth. It really helps to loosen it up after a long day or a long run. 

Get Your Own Addaday

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You can see a full list of their products by clicking here. They have seven different types of rollers as well as a wealth of information on how to use them on their website. 

You can also find their products in your local running stores like, Fleet Feet and Red Coyote Running just to name a couple. You can click here to find a store near you. 

The Addaday Type C is listed on their website for $40. The rest of their products retail from $19 to $45. 

They might also be the perfect stocking stuffer for your favorite runner! 


Check out what my a few of my fellow BibRavePros have to say about the rollers they picked!

Jeremy - Ultra Plus Series Pro
Angie - Universal Roller Type D
Melissa - Ultra Roller Plus Series C

Question! What is your post-race recovery ritual?

 


Comments

12/03/2014 10:06pm

Hmm, this is interesting. I don't run marathons but sitting here after a 6 mile run my quads and bottom of feet both hurt and I think this thing would work wonders.

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RunGingerRun - Sarah
12/05/2014 7:29am

It should definitely help you loosen up anything that feels tight. Maybe a good Christmas gift?

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12/04/2014 4:02am

Great review! I don't roll as much as I should - I too sometimes don't have the energy to hold myself up! I'd love to see whether this would work for me or maybe I'm just roll lazy!

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RunGingerRun - Sarah
12/05/2014 7:30am

Thanks lady! I definitely get roll lazy too! Ugh, its so bad, but this makes it a little easier since it is not as physically hard.

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12/04/2014 6:27am

I have never, ever tried any sort of roller. They look... painful. But I should be thinking about it for sure. My hamstrings especially should benefit from it. I'm certainly gonna check this site out. I mean, hairy-legs friendly? Sign me up!

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RunGingerRun - Sarah
12/05/2014 7:31am

Well people do say they Hurt So Good! LOL Let me know if you get one for Christmas and which one you get!

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12/05/2014 7:14am

I already use a roller but this one looks very interesting and looks like it would be great for travel. May have to purchase this or put it on the Christmas list

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RunGingerRun - Sarah
12/05/2014 7:32am

It is perfect timing for Christmas! I'll be sure to let you know if it travels well. I've heard others say they didn't have any problems traveling with it, but I want to test it out myself.

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sharon
12/06/2014 4:56pm

Did you say this has helped with achilles probs?

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RunGingerRun - Sarah
12/08/2014 2:00pm

Yep! I use it to keep my Achilles from getting to right. It definitely helps!

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12/09/2014 12:00pm

This looks awesome! Good review. I honestly don't really have a "routine" after a run/race. I stretch and put on compression socks and eat cookies :) ha!

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RunGingerRun - Sarah
12/09/2014 7:56pm

Thanks! I think your recovery system sounds perfect! I may adopt it after my next race! :)

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02/22/2016 7:33am

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