Tina Muir, Elite Runner for Saucony Hurricanes, has been recovering following the Chicago Marathon with a few common techniques. But she has also incorporated a routine of Hip Yoga Stretches to help relieve the tightness in her hips.
These are the exercises Tina has found to be most effective. Hold each stretch for around 90 seconds, to really allow the muscle to let go. Make sure you continue to breath deeply the entire time. You should never stretch to the point of real pain, but it will probably be uncomfortable to start, but will ease up after around a minute.
This hip opening yoga sequence for runners has really helped her feel better on runs! Do it 4-5 times a week!
Her recovery has also involved the following common techniques for runners:
You can read more of Tina's blog about Yoga stretches for Runners on her blog www.tinamuir.com or by visiting http://tinamuir.com/hip-opening-yoga-stretches-for-runners/.