All runners have to be mindful of rest and recovery, being sure to allow the body time to rest and heal after hard efforts. I’m not always the best at recovery, but as a coach, I have to help my athletes find the best recovery strategy for them. I’ve tried pretty much everything. Recently, I was recounting a few of my less-than-perfect ideas …
The time I waded in the frigid ocean.
“Getting the legs moving” by walking around Disney’s Magic Kingdom all day.
Or Washington DC.
I’ve tried yoga.
But my favorite recovery method? Eating all the calories I’ve lost!
There you have it. My confession – I (foam roll and) eat. And that’s the way to recover!