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sponsored: #RUNNOVATION – Recovery

That Was Then

Recovering from a run used to mean sitting. Those in tune with their bodies may have done a few stretches, but otherwise there was no special focus on recovering from a hard effort or race.

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This is Runnovation.

Savvy athletes know how they recover is as important as how they train. Sitting is a relic of theories past, and active recovery (walking or easy jogging) is the new recommendation for improving blood flow to help heal sore muscles. For those who want to get even more creative with their recovery methods, altitude tents, ice baths, massages, acupuncture, compression apparel and electrical muscle stimulation all have legions of runners touting the benefits for getting them back on the run.