Saturday, August 17, 2013
As I sit here in the middle of my biggest running weekend I am thinking about recovery. How do you recover from a run? I like to soak my legs in a tub for a bit, lots of food, and rest. Sometimes I wrap my legs in ace bandages to keep the blood from pooling. I take extra protein in the form of powder added to almond milk or Gatorade. Add to that lots of stretching and yoga. I ran 7 on Friday night at an easy pace. 20 today, that was a struggle. I have not walked in a long run in a long time. On the trails I stop at homemade aid stations and walk up some BIG hills. Today after mile 12 was brutal, it was humbling. I am trying to recover effectively so that I can run my 13 miles of hill repeats tomorrow....keep charging towards 50.