The race is over, and the sore muscles have faded. Now what?
For many, that "Now what?" question sets you off into a downward spiral I like to call the post-race blues. And it's a tough place to recover from.
So today we're talking post-race blues, why they're happen and how to prevent them, and how you should start training after the big race is finished.
In today's episode I address one of the most common concerns for new trail runners: safety. While running through the woods does introduce different safety issues than running on the road, it doesn't have to be more dangerous.
Take these precautions to avoid making safety mistakes, and you can start running trails worry free.
Run hard. Race hard. Party hard? You hear those first 2 (and maybe the 3rd) thrown out by runners all the time. But what about recovery?
Like it or not, how well you recover directly affects how hard you can run and race. Not so much party.
In today's episode, I talk about recovery throughout your training. What to do the minutes, hours, and days after a long run or tough workout that will aid recovery and help build muscle.