Tag: Recovery

Essential Recovery Nutrition

After finishing your long run, hard effort workout or morning run that lasts over 90 minutes, what’s the first thing you think about? Let’s all admit that unless you’ve developed a good routine, getting in a balanced mea...

Racing to Recover

I am sure many readers are now kicking off their 2018 racing season. Sure, maybe not too many of you have run a 100-miler yet this year but by now 50ks are happening every weekend and many 50-milers or 100ks are looming....

Optimal Foods for Repair and Recovery

Food is fuel. Many of you also know that food is important for recovery, too. You should eat your post-workout snack/meal within 15 to 30 minutes to optimize recovery. In addition, here are some specific foods that have...

Beware the Shadow: Post-Race Recovery

The days, and even weeks, after completing your big all-out target race can be hazardous to your running health. I like to think of a hard race effort as casting a shadow over the days that follow: the longer the race, t...

Rapid Race Recovery

Dear Ann, Back in the day you were able to recover from racing long ultras and then come back quickly and strong, like in those years that you won Comrades and then flew around the globe to win Western States only a han...

Give It a Rest

As hard charging, fiercely driven, superhero ultrarunners, we love to pile up the miles, train until we drop and skimp on rest days. But one of the great ironies about long-distance running is that the resting done betwe...