November 10 2016
If you've been sidelined from running due to injury, we have your guide to getting back in the game. Ease into it by following these rules.
These common post-workout errors could put you on the fast track to injury.
Too many runners don’t give themselves a break between intense efforts. It’s crucial to take time off after a difficult workout. Failing to do so will inevitably lead to overtraining, fatigue and injury
John L. Ivy, MD, believes most runners don’t eat enough after finishing a big race. To limit muscle damage and soreness, have a recovery drink or energy bar in the first few minutes after crossing the finish line and eat a high-protein meal two hours afterward.
Post-race happy hours are everywhere and may seem like good idea but drinking alcohol will dehydrate you at a time when your body is thirsting for fluids. “This is counter productive, as it will actually slow the recovery process,” Ivy says.