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

6. Beware the 24-hour wall. After a big event many athletes find it difficult to sleep as they are still wound up from all the adrenaline. I have found it to be almost exactly 24 hours after the end of a race when I “crash and burn” and suddenly turn into a tired and cranky 2-year-old. Don’t plan any ambitious activities for 24–48 hours post-race.

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