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December 28, 2011

Flagstaff Sports Massage crew will be some busy folks the weekend of January 7-8, 2012.  Traveling to the Phoenix area once again to fill the tables with athletes.  FSM will participate in the 12 Hours in the Papago mountain bike endurance race on Jan. 7th and XTERRA White Tanks Trail Run on Jan. 8th.

We will be at Papago Park in Tempe for set up at 4:30 am on Saturday.  National Anthem at 6:55 and the race starts at 7am.  We will be providing massage all day to solo riders and duo’s, teams of 2, and quads, teams of 4.   Award ceremonies at 7:30pm.  The massage therapy crew will then break down camp, sleep and get ready for day 2!

FSM will then set up camp at White Tanks Regional Park for the XTERRA Trail Run at 6am on Sunday the 8th of January.  This race is a 20k trail run and a 7k trail run.

 

Way too Hip!

We do see some carnage at these races.  For many, it’s no big deal to do events like this.  At times, we see people under trained or overtrained, most often though, participants are ready to roll and run!  A weekend like this is sort of an ultra event for the massage therapist, doing hours and hours of bodywork, doing our best to stay fed and hydrated.  Participants can expect their therapist to be ready to stretch, stimulate and flush the body.  During an event such as Papago it’s often a fine line between recovery work and tissue preparation for the leg to come.  Racers don’t fall flat from our massage tables, if there is any more race time to come, we use “special” muscle spindle stimulation techniques to invigorate the body.  And it works.  After going through a general flush and lengthening of the muscles, our therapist prepares you for more with quick paced techniques specific to your movement patterns.

We look forward to seeing you out there!

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