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.