Tuesdays on the Run: Race Recovery

Erika @ MCM Mama Runs hosts Tuesdays on the Run with April @ Run the great wide somewhere and Patty @ My no-guilt life!

This week’s topic is: Race Recovery

I don’t run marathons so I can only speak about recovering from a 10 mile race or a half marathon.

  • Rehydrate – I prefer just plain water.


  • Refuel – Chocolate milk is the best…then a carb like a bagel or a pastry.



  • Compression – If you don’t run in them, put them on after. (I always wear them to run.)


  • Ice – I don’t do ice baths but if cold water is nearby…



  • Stretch – I’m not good about this…. but I like to walk around after so my legs don’t stiffen up. When you get home, use a foam roller, if necessary or even better, get a massage.

  • Rest – Don’t run for several days. Then ease back into it slowly.

Happy Running!  How do you recover after a race?


5 thoughts on “Tuesdays on the Run: Race Recovery

  1. I love compression socks and I was too tired, wet and cold after Wine & Dine to struggle into them in the bathroom at Epcot and I can tell the difference! My calves are so sore and that’s not normal for me post race. Great tips and thanks for linking up with us today!


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