I am away from home for the next few weeks and will be racing a 10k about a week after I get back. I'm able to keep up with my training plan so far, but at home I have a foam roller that I regularly use to keep loose. (I work at a desk and not only get aches from running but from sitting at a computer all day!) I don't have a foam roller here and can feel the tightness when I'm running and on rest days.
Any tips for how to get a good stretch and loosen up achey muscles without a foam roller?
Whatever you do, don't use Compeed blister plasters as prevention. Did that last year for my first marathon where my shoes had been rubbing (thought it would last better than vaseline) and got terrible blisters UNDER the plasters. Still have the scars from them! Good luck. Suppose have the people at the running shops any advice?