Race day has come and gone and now your body needs (and deserves) some TLC. Here are a few post race recovery tips to get you back to feeling your best.
- Hydrate. 70% of your body is made up of water, so even being slightly dehydrated will affect how you move, sleep, and think.
- Foam roll. Running on trails uses accessory muscles that are often under-used when running on the roads, so you may be feeling sore in different places post race. Foam roll to work out even hard to stretch areas.
- Run easy. While total rest is ok, an easy recovery run is better to help flush out your system and get you ready for your next training day.
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