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Post half marathon recovery (Read 1691 times)

ashrun123


    I'm looking for some recommendations for post-marathon recovery... and I'm mostly talking about the nice, girly stuff- like the best lotions and creams you use to massage your sore muscles, bath soaks, body scrubs, etc.  I already know all about the tapering and resting, but now I'm looking for some beautifying recovery.  I know a lot of people break out after running, get dry, cracked skin from the harsh wind, sun burns, etc., so I'm just looking for some ideas and products to try.  Thanks!

      L Train?

      "If you have the fire, run..." -John Climacus

        Maybe I've been doing it wrong. I just use soap.
          Maybe I've been doing it wrong. I just use soap.

           

          Drop the soap and try body wash and a loofah.  Works for me. 

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            Drop the soap!

             

                Don't you sometimes wonder what's lurking in your loofah? I'm old-fashioned. Gimme a washcloth.
                  Don't you sometimes wonder what's lurking in your loofah? I'm old-fashioned. Gimme a washcloth.

                   

                  No, but my wife gets grossed out.  She changes hers pretty regularly and I keep mine for year.  I usually get a new one in my stocking at Christmas. 

                    No, but my wife gets grossed out.  She changes hers pretty regularly and I keep mine for year.  I usually get a new one in my stocking at Christmas. 

                     

                    Hmm...and which of you recovers more quickly after a half marathon? If she's a runner, that is.


                    Cool Jump Suit

                      Loofah your stretch marks.

                      So bittersweet,
                      This tragedy
                      Won't ask for absolution;
                      This melody,
                      Inside of me,
                      Still searches for solution.
                      A twist of faith,
                      A change of heart
                      Cures my infatuation.
                      A broken heart, 
                      Provides the spark
                      For my determination.

                        Loofah your stretch marks.

                         

                        You saw?


                        Cool Jump Suit

                          So bittersweet,
                          This tragedy
                          Won't ask for absolution;
                          This melody,
                          Inside of me,
                          Still searches for solution.
                          A twist of faith,
                          A change of heart
                          Cures my infatuation.
                          A broken heart, 
                          Provides the spark
                          For my determination.


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                            Some people here seem to prefer all these weird locally brewed ales and whatnot...

                             

                            Is that what you mean by recovery?

                            It's a 5k. It hurt like hell...then I tried to pick it up. The end.


                            Prince of Fatness

                              Loofah your stretch marks.

                               

                              Semi-retired.

                                 

                                Wow, Bonnie Raitt is really showing her age..

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