question for athletes
I'm so sore!!!! I ran this really hard trail half marathon yesterday & am sore from my lower back to my ankles, plus really tired. I can go over to Wholefoods at lunchtime, what would be the best luch and or supplement to help me heal, be less sore & more energetic? I've heard of this rejuvinate stuff but I didn't see it there last time I looked & got very overwhemled with all the different powered green things. If I should just have a spinach salad & some walnuts & fruits to snack on that would be great.
Did you already go to lunch?
If not, basically you need a TON of water, a touch of potassium (peaches are in season!), and easy sugars (think fruit, fruit preserves, fruit leathers). Let us know how to feel in a few days. Mostly - stay hydrated and don't stay still all day...you just have to flush the lactic acid out of your system. Pee until it runs clear they say.
And hey - congrats on the trail run!
Hey, good job! Totally unrelated to veganism though, do you have good running shoes? That can lead to all sorts of aches and pains!
I just read the "Application" for those trail runs and they're HYSTERICAL ;D
No wonder you're sore. Definitely, definitely hydrate, but it sounds like that won't help all the scratches on your legs and scrapes on your hands feel better!
I don't run, but I take martial arts and snowboard (in the winter). I eat Cliff bars for energy, and drink lots of fluids, specially after a hard workout. Stretching also helps after a workout. Your muscles are already warm, and that's the best time to stretch. It keeps the soreness to a minimum. For me, anyways. It may work for you, also.