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What’s The Quickest Way To Recover From An Ironman?

  • By Samantha McGlone
  • Published Jun 16, 2012
  • Updated Jun 18, 2012 at 4:37 PM UTC
Photo: Nils Nilsen


Completion of any endurance event poses significant challenges in terms of recovery. Among the most important considerations are nutritional replenishment, musculoskeletal repair and psychological recovery. Here’s my 9-step program for Ironman recovery.

1. Dedicate the first hour after a race to rehydrating
with a balance of fluid, sodium and electrolytes. Even in cooler conditions it is rare for an athlete to complete an event without some level of fluid depletion.

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