Try to keep moving.Get to the baggage buses as soon as possible to put on fresh clothes. Drink as much water as you can.Eat some easily digestible carbohydrate, or have an energy drink if you can’t face solids. Your Body will kick-start its recovery if you
, you won’t lose general endurance.Secondly, after your base phase the emphasis shifts to harder workouts – and, more importantly, recovering from them. It might seem counterintuitive at first, but adding a second run can be used to enhance recovery
, you won’t lose general endurance. Secondly, after your base phase the emphasis shifts to harder workouts – and, more importantly, recovering from them. It might seem counterintuitive at first, but adding a second run can be used to enhance recovery
Over the last five years or so, you could not have failed to notice an increasing number of the world's elite runners sporting figure-hugging race apparel. Even in the world of running mortals, your eyebrow probably barely twitches when you pitch up at the smallest of local 10K r...
without a hangover, but anyone wanting to adopt a hair-of-the-dog recovery strategy after the wild pasta party didn't have to wait long before the first drinks station came into view. Some of the more sensible runners cruised past the tables laden
London Triathlon 2011 gallery.Recovery RulesYou can expect a few aches and twinges in the first few days after the event. Kickstart your recovery by tucking into a nutritious meal packed with protein and carbohydrates. Ease off training for the following
solidly running for hours, you need the right recovery food for that session." Work your diet around your training with our guide to common post-run problems. Post-run You crave more fuel than you burnt Starving after only 20 minutes? The glycogen stores
of the most important elements of my routine, because it is crucial for recovery, when the body adapts to the stimulus of training and repairs itself." Eight or more hours' sleep a night and two-hour afternoon naps aren't realistic for most recreational
performances. The diagnosis? Inadequate recovery.Like Hewison, most runners don't have a problem pushing themselves, but when you're focusing on building endurance and speed, it's easy to forget how important rest is. "It's when you're not running
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