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21/03/2006 at 13:17
Hi all, what is a good guide to recovery? Just did the Silverstone Half, and boy does my legs ache. It's not pain" - it feels like when in my youth I use to do weights or sports after a long dormant period, then waking up to aching muscles.

Wasn't really expecting them to ache that much, plus I did a proper build up etc (warm down and recovery foods etc).

Question is, should i wait until ALL aches are gone - before resuming training? Don’t want to pick up an injuring at this stage!

I'm on track for the FLM - running since May 2005. Doing average 5miles per day with a long run 10-16miles.

21/03/2006 at 13:58
Today is likely to be the worst day. Start with a very gentle 3 miles tomorrow, run/walk if need be, and get back into your normal routine when the soreness has subsided.
21/03/2006 at 20:29
The trick is to have a cold bath after a hard long run. It works and after the first 30 seconds you go numb so its not too bad! Too late for this time but one for the future.

I find arnica helps speed the recovery too. And it is painless.
22/03/2006 at 11:57
Gentle exercise will flush the lactic acid out of your muscles quicker than doing nothing. Even vigorous walking is good in this respect. Good luck.
24/03/2006 at 08:00
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24/03/2006 at 08:26
Do I detect a marketing exercise? Hope you've paid RW for the advertisement.
24/03/2006 at 10:27
Thanks Guys! No sorted... Tim

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