You didn’t think we’d let you run a half marathon and then just leave yah hanging, did you? Coming straight from Rob your TackleBox Trainer, here’s everything you need to know now that the wheezing is over (well, for this year….)
celebrate your success!!!
Take a moment to reflect on what you have accomplished. It is really an amazing feat. Dude! You just ran a half-marathon bragging rights are officially granted.
We’ve said it before and we’ll say it again – drink fresh water! It’s super important to replenish your body's water stores for recovery.
Your body repairs itself while you are catching zzz's. Make a point to set yourself up for some great sleeps in the weeks following your run (hey, you don’t need to tell us twice).
Here’s the excuse you’ve waiting for! Massage therapy is always a plus, especially after a run. Book yourself some ‘me time’ to help increase circulation (for better muscle recovery) and to release tension from those overworked muscles.
to run or not to run?
Itching to get back out there? First and foremost, listen to your body when deciding when’s the right time to lace up again. For more experienced half-marathoners, you may be able to get out for a run the very next day. Some of us may not even want to think about running (EVER. AGAIN). I would suggest taking a week run-cation to let your body recover.
If you are feeling stir crazy without running, some great recovery activities are:
• Yoga: hatha, yin, restorative are all really great recovery forms of yoga
keep the momentum going
What now? One thing I find after people finish a program like the TackleBox is that they need two things to keep the momentum going: a goal and structure. Set a goal to create focus for what you are going to do. Find structure in creating a new program for yourself.
You came. You ran. You partied. Congrats everyone, thanks for joining us!