Happy Tuesday! It’s time for another edition of Tuesday Topics. This week’s Tuesday Topic: What do you do after a long run or race?. Remember to link-up with Kim and Zenaida and the bottom of this post.
I had to dig deep in the archives of my brain for this week’s topic since it’s been a very long time since I’ve completed either a long run or a race, lol.
Most of my long runs would normally end at a park near my house, so I would always walk one loop of the park (usually 10 minutes) after a long run. I used that as my post-run cool down. After a race I always considered the walk to get post-race water and food part of my cool-down.
This was always a non-negotiable with me after any long run or race. Even if it’s just for 5 minutes, it really made a difference in my post-run soreness.
Epsom Salt Bath
Epsom salt baths were always my favorite part of the long run. My favorite brand is Dr. Teals because they have so many different types of epsom salt – especially their pre & post workout product. My legs, especially my hamstrings, always felt so much better after an epsom salt bath,
This is probably the most important post-long run or race ritual. I don’t really have a particular meal that I would always eat, but I always made sure to drink a ton of water with whatever meal I decided to eat.
Tell me: What do you do after a long run or race?
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