If you’re thinking about getting into running, or want to take your running to the next level, we have 4 recovery tips to help you along the way from Pit Crew member, Tommie Runz.
EAT - When you exercise your body breaks down muscle and rebuilds it back bigger and stronger, and that’s not an easy process. Your body needs fuel to power this process, so make sure you have some protein, some carbs and other nutrients within 30 minutes of your run.
STRETCH IT OUT- It’s easy to forget but stretching before and after a run to get your muscles nice and loose is the best way to avoid injury and ensure that you can keep consistent with your runs. As well as any standing stretches, grab a foam roller or trigger point ball and a mat and get some floor stretches going to make sure you’re at maximum flexibility.
CATCH THOSE Zs- As much work as you put in when you’re awake, it’s when you’re asleep that your body really makes the magic happen. That’s when all the microtears in your muscles are repaired and built back bigger. Not to mention the wonders it does for your mental health and determination. So, prioritize getting the full 8 hours if you really want to get your running game strong.
SECRET BONUS TIP - We wanted to give you an extra tip, but don’t tell anyone, okay? Drink a Cheribundi CONCENTRATE after a run, and a Cheribundi RESET about 20 minutes before bed. All the antioxidants crammed into CONCENTRATE are going to help prevent muscle soreness and aid in recovery. And the natural melatonin in tart cherries combined with valerian root is going to help you get a better quality of sleep. So basically step 4, will help you boss steps 1, 2, and 3.