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Post-Marathon Recovery Tips

Rest and Feel Better after the Big Race

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Just finished my spring marathon this past Saturday & I feel amazing! A good yoga class took care of any tight muscles and an easy brisk walk! I have booked a full month off from running until I begin the 18 week training for the fall marathon. Exhilarating! Report
ELRIDDICK
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I always have run an easy 3 mile run the following day after the marathon. It’s tough to get out there and do it but I find it help ease tense muscles. Sitting and doing nothing tightness my muscles and makes recovery worse. Report
I don't see myself ever being a marathoner. Report
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Not a marathon runner, but these tips are common sense! Listen to your body!! Report
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ELRIDDICK
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definitely to old for a marathon Report
ELRIDDICK
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BETTYCOOPER121
This article is really nice but i guess the author should have guided us with more practical advise. Report
Much more to it than putting in the training, psyching and covering the miles - WOW ! Report
This was a nice article, but I sort of wish it had more specific, practical advice. Like:

- How long should I wait before running again? What should my maximum distance be on those runs?
- How many more calories should I consume after completing a marathon, and for how long?
- How much more sleep should I get?
- Are there certain nutrients I should try to consume more of after the race, to aid recovery?

I just completed a half-marathon on Saturday, and I'm trying to take it easy this week, even though I'm sort of antsy to get out there again. I start training for my first marathon in early June, and I've read (in Hal Higdon's marathon guide) that it's important to take it easy between training bouts, especially before marathon training. I'm just trying to gather as much information as I can, so that I can make informed decisions about training and recovery.

And I'm definitely experiencing the post-race blues a little, especially I don't have running this week to help clear my head! Report
Nice article- sadly enough I doubt very much I will EVER be in good enough shape to worry about this. Report
Nice article- sadly enough I doubt very much I will EVER be in good enough shape to worry about this. Report

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