Top Tips for Recovering after a Long-Distance Running Event

Training for a long-distance running event is extremely important but we must not forget that how you recover post-event will determine when you can back to training & be confident of remaining injury-free. If you do not recover adequately, you may suffer from over-training symptoms. Immediate Post-Race Try to walk for a few minutes rather than coming to a sudden stop to let your heart rate decrease. Elevate your legs for 10 minutes. Eat a mixture of carbohydrate & protein as soon as you can post-race, ideally between 30 & 60 minutes after finishing. Have an ice or cold water bath if you dare! Drink little & often to rehydrate. Plan some time the day after the race for rest & relaxation. Day

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