Happy National Running Day! Woohoo! I hope you’re getting a run in today, long or short – just get out there and celebrate!
Today I’m continuing the How to Fuel For a Run series with part 2: Post Run Recovery. If you missed part 1 (pre and mid run) check it out here.
Regardless of whether my run is long or short, I always fuel up afterwards. I look for products that have about a 4:1 carb to protein ratio as this is considered ideal for muscle recovery, and tend to go for liquids since my stomach needs some time to settle after a run.
Vega Recovery Accelerator is my fave. It has the ideal carb to protein ratio, mixes well with water, tastes great (comes in Apple Berry and Tropical flavors) and is easy to down right after my workout (ideally, you should be taking in fuel within 20 minutes of finishing your run). It’s also vegan, gluten free, soy free and straight up easy to digest.
If you couldn’t tell, I’m a big Vega fan, have been for a while. Not only are their products great, but they have an amazing, supportive community for athletes. They’re currently offering up FREE training guides, meal plans, recipes, playlists, and nutritional education for preparing for a 10K, half or full marathon (whether it’s your first or your 100th!).
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How do you recover after a run?
What are you doing to celebrate National Running Day?
This post is linked up with Wild Workout Wednesdays.
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