You trained for the marathon, completed it, so what’s next? Fitsugar reported on October 16, 2013, that what you do after the race is as important as preparing for the race. Once you complete the race, you should follow these simple recovery tips so you can minimize the pain you feel afterwards.
First, walk it out. All that means is to keep moving, to keep the blood flowing. You do not need to walk far, sometimes a mile or less is plenty. After walking, you should stretch. This will help reduce the injury risk, paying careful attention to runner stretches.
Change your clothes in to dry clothes. If you are like most runners, by the time you cross the finish line, you are sweaty and hot. This is also help your body regulate your body temperature much better. Drink plenty of fluids and ice the painful areas. Ice will help you feel much, more comfortable. It will ease the pain of stiff joints. The last tip is to really allow yourself to recovery. This may mean taking a few weeks off of running. When you start running, ease back into long distance running easily.
Following these simple tips will help you recover much faster from running a marathon. Ease back into running and being kind to yourself is a must. You did it, you ran a marathon. Be proud of your accomplishment.
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