Half-marathon recovery (question)
Monday, March 04, 2013
Hi again -- I just wanted to note that I'm recovering really fast this time around from yesterday's HM. I was indeed pretty stiff yesterday afternoon and evening and into the early morning. Shortly after breakfast things loosened up well, so that I could do some dog walking without problem. Also took a soak in the therapy pool (warm!) after lunch.
I should note I ate well to replenish and restore after the race: bratwurst, red cabbage, potato salad and mixed green salad with bacon and turkey pieces with olive oil and balsamic vinegar for dinner; yoghurt with banana and nuts for Sunday breakfast; scrambled eggs with salmon for lunch, ground beef and leeks for dinner.
I'd like to think this is because I'm Superman, but .... So, I'd like to think that this is a matter of (1) general fitness, and esp. (2) the benefits of the diet we've been eating (paleo-primal, wheat and gluten-free, organic).
Does anyone else have a take on this? What have your normal recovery times been? Has diet made a difference one way or another? Thanks in advance!