Training Tips

The Recovery Period

It may seem that your workout ends when you stop moving but your downtime may be one of the most important parts of building fitness. In that vital recovery period, your body rebuilds and repairs to prepare itself for its next workout. And if you don’t recover properly, you may not be able to train and, ultimately, race properly. What are some good things to eat right after a run, when should you take something in and what role does hydration play? These and other recovery topics are what you’ll hear about in this episode of ClifCast, a re-release from a few years ago containing the most up to date information and science on recovery. As usual, we hear from new and seasoned athletes and we also hear great information from our nutritionist Tara who sheds light on what the “window of opportunity” means.