After some advice please on post run recovery. I am in the transition from road to trail with the goal of competing my first ultra in July. On my current long off road runs which are up to 17 miles I get very cold after I finish running. I make sure that I am changing into dry clothes straight away and have a hot shower as quickly as possible. Even after doing this I still don't feel right and feel cold for the next 30 minutes until I become completely warm through again.
I am sure that this has something to do with blood sugar levels but am unsure whether I need to be taking more sugars on during my run or should just stuff myself with chocolate as soon as I finish.
Apologies if this is a stupid question but just want to finish a run and feel as normal as possible. Thanks in advance for any advice.
Thanks very much for the point in the right direction Personel. Booktrunk, it's going well so far and long runs up to 15 miles and also started to do some fell running. I've had my first twinge with a bit of runners knee but hopefully a few days rest should sort that out. Looking at marathons to aim for in the Spring as the next target.
OK, point taken. I am new to this so forgive me for not knowing the etiquette. If people don't want to read it then they don't have to follow the link. It says in the title pretty much what the thread is about. I am just doing the blog as a personal diary really and posted it in case it was of any interest to anybody. I promise not to post links to it again.
I started my journey towards doing my first Ultra next year when I entered The Lakeland 50 back in September. This is the latest instalment of my blog charting my journey towards becoming a proper ultra runner.