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Sunday, September 21, 2008

Aftermath

I feel good. The quads are not in tight knots as they usually are after a Mill Creek Park run. I attribute that to the direction of the run. In the past, we would run a loop, then reverse direction and run. The reverse direction seems to have more steeper downhills that trashes the quads.
I came home from Youngstown, had my ice bath, showered, and then had a glass of wine and went to bed. Oh yeah, on the way back from Y-town, I also had a Recoverite drink from Hammer Gel. I have been having very good results after using this. In the past, after long races, I would get random cramps and twitches in my legs, sometimes even to wake me up in the night. After using Recoverite, I don't have any of that.

I slept in this morning, and woke up to no leg cramps, and just some stiffness. I went out for a walk/run around the block. I walked for a mile, then ran a mile (a nice long downhill), then walked another 1/2 mile, then ran 1/2 mile, then walked about another mile home. This seemed to help out tremendously, although the stretching is still on the agenda for today.

I'm paying to my recovery closely this time because this race was just the first in my trifecta. Next up: Akron Marathon Saturday!

4 comments:

  1. Great job on the run. Perhaps some Gene Simmons runners might help you get over that log easier. :D

    Recoverite - very interesting. I'm a Hammer fan, so I'll be sure to try that after my next big race.

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  2. Hope to see you again at the Road Runner!!

    I don't know about Recoverite, but I can swear by red wine...

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  3. great to hear recovery is going well! See you at Akron!

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