Regain Short-Course Speed After An Ironman

  • By Samantha McGlone
  • Published Jul 18, 2012
  • Updated Oct 24, 2012 at 3:43 PM UTC
Photo: Nick Salazar

3. Adapt your nutrition (less important during shorter speed workouts, paramount before and after). Working at high intensity pushes blood away from the stomach and to the muscles, so it may be a good idea to opt for recovery fluids instead of solid food immediately post-workout. It is still essential to respect the glycogen window and refuel with a mix of carbohydrate and protein within 30 minutes to two hours after.

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