Ok, has anyone out there gone for a nice long run, or participated in some major speed or tempo work to come home and find themselves feeling horrible and in the bathroom for the better part of the day?
Don't forget to let your body fully recover, not only by resting but by refueling with healthy foods that have a good source of vitamins, minerals and protein. These below are some of my favorites. I promise that if you do refuel as part of your total recovery you will fill better TONS quicker. P.S. Don't forget to drink water!
I realize this probably looks like an advertisement for EAS products... but for me these do make me feel the best as far as recovery. They do taste pretty good as well. If anyone out there as tried slim fast, this is pretty close to the same flavor.
Two quick stories to prove my point. Two weeks ago I went for a 14 miler, the run felt fine, did some tempo at the end but because of the weather I did all the running on the treadmill(YUK, YUK and YUK). I didn't get home and refuel quick enough and spent a good portion of the morning feeling pretty much like total junk and making several trips to the restroom. I knew I was in for it when driving home from the gym my stomach started to churn....I was like SHOOT, I forgot my protein drink. (P.S. don't forget to drink enough water!)
Last week I ran my 15 miler, outside, in the hills around my home. Ran a steady even pace, felt exhausted at the end but was able to drink water continuously and refuel within at least 20 minutes of finishing the run. As as result, felt totally fine after a nice warm shower and was able to go about my day as usual. (P.S. I drank more water)
On a side note, another little thing I do to refuel or recover is take an Airborne. I prefer the pink grapefruit flavor and it really seems to help get me back on track. Typically I think it is to help build immunity towards colds and such. BUT, it is also a nifty little pick me up. =) Try it, I bet you will be pleasantly surprised.