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What Runners Should Do IMMEDIATELY Post-Marathon to Kickstart Their Recovery
Doctors of Running Podcast, Episode 168

This episode is your quick guide to post-race recovery after a season of training and racing with Andrea and Megan (who are fresh off marathons themselves). From immediate post-race steps to nutrition, hydration, and mental recovery strategies, Andrea & Megan share valuable insights. Get tips on travel, changing training, and downtime activities. Whether you're a seasoned runner or a beginner, this episode covers adjusting nutrition, building a base training phase, and its ideal duration.


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0:00 - Intro 
1:40 - The Subjective: How do you recovery from a season of training & racing? 
5:52 - The first step to race recovery: immediately post-race 
10:22 - Post-race nutrition & hydration 
13:13 - Drinking alcohol after a race, good or bad? 
16:34 - Sleep & journaling for mental recovery 
23:50 - Tips for travelling long-distance after a race 
30:02 - Changing your training for recovery after a race 
36:05 - What to do while taking time off 
40:50 - Adjusting nutrition during a recovery period 
47:32 - Strategies for building a base training phase 
59:03 - How long should a base phase last? 
1:03:32 - Wrap-up

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