7 Tips For Marathon Recovery

The searches that lead people to my blog usually entertain me.   Sometimes they actually make me think of blog post ideas.  Today someone searched "Marathon running and barley beer drinking recovery" and found MY blog.  Well all right.  That gives me fuel for my topic du jour. 7 Tips on Recovering From A Marathon* …

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The Truth About Post Marathon Recovery

Here is how I recover for one week post marathon:  I eat like shit - loads of crappy food and tons of treats.  I drink too much red wine and too much beer.   I stay up late (drinking and eating).  I (try to) sleep in.  I might do a little bit of cross training …

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ZZZZ’s improve athletic recovery and performance!

Sleep is on my mind today!  Why? Carter wasn't feeling good last night so he went to bed at 6:00 and he just now woke up - 14 hours later!  Guess his body was telling him he needed some sleep! I "slept in" til 6:00 today (went to bed at 9:00!), so got almost 9 …

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Winsor, Walking & Wine, oh my!

Today's schedule said, "Rest.  No Running. Active Recovery Optional (Hike, Bike, Walk, Stretch, etc.)" I understand the whole active recovery concept, but it's hard for me not to do slow recovery runs.  But, I'm gonna trust in the plan/coach and do what I'm told. So I started the day off with some Winsor ( pilates …

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Recovery, Cindi-Style!

  A lot of people recover from marathons by doing light cross training or a reverse taper (take your training plan from taper and work backwards).   Me?  Because I think this time I may have really injured something, I'm recovering a bit differently.*  I'm doing one week of absolutely no fitness activity, coupled with eating …

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Today I feel . . .

Thanks to all for the positive comments regarding Grandma's. Here is how I am feeling today: I am sore (worse than all previous marathons except the first one).  I am popping advil every couple of hours and it's not helping. I am depressed. I am mad that I'm too sore to run (and probably injured, …

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