What is the first thing you do when you feel the pain from training? Well, if you are in my shoes, you pour a beer (or an ice cold beverage), kick your feet up on the couch, and continue to ice the sore spots at an interval of 15 minutes on and 15 minutes off. Also, you take rest days (no exercise).
Outside of this, I also rely on CEP Compression socks as well. (Note: I’m not paid to wear these socks, but of course, I love them.). They help keep the blood flowing and facilitate with recovery.
This weekend, recovery will be the theme. I will be running the Leesburg 20K on Sunday and then a mile after to hit the half marathon mark. It is part of my training schedule. I’m not running this race for time, but as a gauging tool for future half marathons.
I hope my current routine (with the exception of beer) will help me with adhering to attending my run group on Tuesday and Thursday.
What is your routine for recovering after a race?