Competing in endurance races is tough on your body - mentally and physically. I’m not sure I could find anyone that would disagree. You work hard for months leading up to the big day. Endless workouts, focused nutrition, early bedtimes -- it all takes its toll eventually. When you’re done with our event, it might seem natural to indulge in a few extra pizza slices, sugary drinks, and too much alcohol.
If you’re like me and like to skip the part after your race when you’re sore and feeling broken down, you should follow some guidelines to help you power through these tough times. This will help you recover faster and get over the sore and achy hump.
These tips should help control muscle damage and alleviate most non-injury-related soreness and aches after your event. The most important tip to remember is to be ready for your event. Spend the appropriate amount of time training for your race and most of your post-race woes can be completely avoided.