17 May Post Race Recovery
by Dr. Matt Fontaine Post Race Recovery: I will discuss why you need to hit the Athlete Post Race food tent and chow down. You need to replenish those glycogen stores and the body needs protein to start recovery. Don’t forget the beer. Ice Baths Really Do Work It sucks big time, but getting into an ice bath for about 10 minutes within a few hours of crossing the finish line can drastically reduce recovery time, by up to as much as one week. Place two (20 pound) bags of ice in the tub with cold running water. Fill tub enough so the water covers up to your lower back. You can slowly add a third bag if needed.