Monday, August 10, 2009

Recovery

Once I managed to peel myself off the floor yesterday, it was time to concentrate on recovery.

• ice cold soak in the tub

• chocolate milk, gatorade and Clif bar (until I could stomach a real meal a couple hours later)

Recovery Socks

• (before bed) hot soak in the tub with epsom salts

My legs feel really good today, so I must have done something right. It's a rest day anyway , so I should be ready for a good hill workout with a couple friends tomorrow.

Unfortunately, the humidity continues. Ugghh.

19 comments:

J said...

How did you manage chocolate milk after a run like that! Honestly I would have been puking if I had drank that!! Glad the legs are feeling good - enjoy the rest!

Lisa Slow-n-Steady said...

Good recovery = awesome!!

Mel -Tall Mom on the Run said...

Loving the changes on your page. Good work taking care of yourself!!

Jen and Rob said...

I've been wanting to try chocolate milk after a long run. Perhaps this weekend.

Zorbs said...

I can't actually get my butt in the tub for an ice bath. I just take the handheld and progressively turn the water colder, running it over my legs. I guess it is not a coincidence that the one part of me that didn't make it under the spray (glutes) were sore the next day.

TNTcoach Ken said...

A recovery plan??? Who would have known something like that existed.....

Stephanie Nichole said...

haha At my last race I saw the recovery socks table and started LOL'ing... it reminded me of you. We were in a rush so I couldn't stop for too long... maybe at the next one I'll pick some up :)

lindsay said...

mmm choco milk after a run is soo good, especially in the hot months. glad the legs are feeling ok and hope today's run goes well!

Shannon said...

Chocolate Milk is the best after a run! Ice cold baths..ick. :)

chris mcpeake said...

love the recovery days. thanks for the comment. You should definely try out the trails. Some much easier on the legs.
also

trails = fun

Mark said...

Smart recovery makes for good running! Good job!!

Mel-2nd Chances said...

love chocolate milk after a run too :) awesome that you're feeling so good after a long one!

trialsoftraining said...

chocolate milk..mmmmm. good choice ;)

glad you aren't sore - that's a great recovery routine!

B.o.B. said...

Glad you are rested. I really gotta get some of those recovery socks!

Denise said...

Take it easy on those hills tomorrow. I'm glad you're feeling good!

Jamie said...

yea for recovery days! I hope you are feeling even better today and ready to tackle hills!

Patrick said...

I really need to follow your post run recovery plans-- I don't do any of that stuff and I feel it later.

You are perhaps the most organized and regimented runner I know-- I learn A LOT from your blog and thank you for it!

EndorphinBuzz said...

Chocolate milk and Gatorade together? That must have left a funny taste!!

Amanda said...

I love your recovery, those are my fav recovery things: chocolate milk, gatorade, clif bar, ice bath, recovery socks..love it!