post-race recovery

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Athlete’s Tip — Alternate Heat and Ice For Speedier Recovery

A simple trick we like to incorporate with our marathon runners in training, as well as our elite athletes, is to introduce the use of alternating ice and heat on the lower extremities following a long run, rigorous workout or even an acute soft tissue injury.  This modality  has been popular for years in treating …

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6 Post-Race “Must Do’s” For The 1/2 and Full Marathon Runner

I ran the Inaugural Woodrow Wilson Half Marathon this past weekend.  Having trained for a full marathon in the past, I took the challenge of 13 miles a bit lightly.  Although the race went fairly well, my various post-race symptoms ranged from soreness through my lower body to an unyielding case of lightheadedness. I was …

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