As you can imagine, running a marathon does take a toll on your body. However, there are steps you can take to help speed the recovery process. I posted this six-step plan after running the Prince Edward County Marathon in October and I continue to follow these steps.
Some people may think the idea of taking an ice bath after a run is crazy but I am a firm believer in doing so. I have done this after my last three marathons now and each time I recovered much quicker than I did after my first marathon. Once again yesterday it was the first thing I did when I got home. You can read more about taking an ice bath for recovery here.
As far as today goes as you can well imagine my legs are a little stiff but I am not in agony when I walk and I don’t have to avoid going up or down stairs like the people in this video…
I will probably be ready for an easy run again by Friday or Saturday.