Hi, and Happy Veterans’ Day. I have to give a special thank you to all present and past veterans that have fought for our freedom. Today is more than a day off of work!
As it is Tuesday, I’m once again linking up with Tuesdays on the Run with April at Run the Great Wide Somewhere, Patty from My No-Guilt Life, and Erika from MCM Mama Runs. This week we’re talking about Race Recovery!Race Recovery Tips! #totr #sweatpink #runchat Click To Tweet
So you’ve trained for a race for a few months and you finally make it across the finish line…what comes next? It is vital to safely recover your body after a long training cycle, especially if you have run a half marathon, marathon, or triathlon/endurance event. Here are a few tips I have picked up along the way on how to best recover after a race:
I haven’t blogged in a few days but I promise it was for a good reason — I was on vacation! Bret and I went away to Bucks County for the weekend to celebrate Bret’s birthday and me being done with the PE exam! I wanted to share some pictures from our wonderful time which included running, biking, and lots of eating!
Monday 11/3: I enjoyed a little rest after the 10K!
Tuesday 11/4: Lunchtime run, 2.62 miles at 9:29 average pace.
Wednesday 11/5: Core and More Class, which was great. Then I went for an evening group run with City Fit Girls! There were six of us total, and I was able to get in 4 miles. It was nice meeting new people and not thinking while I run! This will definitely be added to my workout routine!
Thursday 11/6: Kickball was cancelled due to the weather.
Friday 11/7: In the morning, I did a yoga practice focused on Chaturanga…it was really tough but only 30 minutes long thank goodness! We traveled to Newtown in the afternoon and Bret and I went for a 3 mile hood run that evening, which was chilly, but nice!
Saturday 11/8: We biked over 30 miles from New Hope, PA to Frenchtown, NJ. It was such a beautiful ride, but I was freezing pretty much the whole time!
Sunday 11/9: Bret and I had a birthday run in Tyler State Park for 4 miles. The first 2 miles had very steep hills, so it was very challenging! But the view was so gorgeous that it made up for my shortness of breath!Just finished a race? Check out these Race Recovery Tips! via @Janelle_RWNR #sweatpink #PYBCYE #runchat Click To Tweet
What tips do you have for recovering after a race?