[SB 222] Exercise recovery, Yachting in November
I’m Matt, and welcome to Steady Beats. If you like to walk for a better life, and also like Dire Straits’ “Walk of Life,” you just might like this newsletter.
Happy Thanksgiving if you’re in the US. If not, hope you’re having a great, if non-turkified, weekend.
The best exercise recovery tools
I rarely write about exercise rest and recovery. This is because I have no discernible strategy other than, “I dunno, just do it again tomorrow.”
So, best to hear from someone qualified on the topic. In particular, someone who:
A) Runs much harder and farther than I would ever consider in a sober and clear-thinking state of mind, and,
B) Is qualified speak on recovery.
That would be my sister, Sara Plumstead. She’s an accomplished marathon runner (to say the least - she ran one in 3 hours!) and a certified strength and running coach.
Which is why Runners World magazine interviewed her about exercise massage and recovery tools, including foam rollers:
“Foam rolling breaks up scar tissue and increases blood flow, which improves range of motion,” adds Plumstead. “They can be used as part of a pre-run warm-up or post-run to prevent soreness.” Additionally, she recommends foam rollers as the number one massage tool specifically for runners.
Great list of tools here, and, of course, top-shelf expertise.
Yacht season in November
“Oh Lord, he’s writing about that cover band again.”
OK, yes, but:
With good reason, and,
Yacht Rock Revue, the faithful stewards navigating the smooth light rock hits of the 70s and 80s into today, have a couple of new offerings.
First is an excellent new album of Yacht Rock covers called Coast to Coast. This band does not slop its way through these songs. There is attention to detail here and reverence for the music (while having fun) that should have even technical maniacs like Steely Dan nodding with approval.
Second is a PBS special (wait … PBS still exists …?) that’s playing throughout the weekend at various times. It’s their show from July 7 of this year in New York City.
And look, this is your best chance to hear a live rendition of “She’s Gone,” because with great sadness I must report Daryl Hall has filed a restraining order against longtime musical partner John Oates.
Hall and Oates won’t be on stage together anytime soon. Tragic.
That would be a lame thing to do, and I Can’t Go For That. So I won’t.
Thank you for reading.
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