Recovery After An Event
A power nap or short sleep in the afternoon can help you recover from hard training much quicker.
The problem is that unlike a normal 6-8 hours of sleep when you brain is starting to slowly prepare itself to being fully active once awake with rapid eye movement a short afternoon power nap results in deep wave sleep which can cause you to be irritable soon after getting up. Also be careful as reaction times from a short sleep can be affected for the first 2 hours from a mini afternoon sleep.
Who said the recovery period can't be fun!
HALF IRONMAN - recovery after a half Ironman depending on experience fitness and the course will take 2-4 weeks to recover.
IRONMAN - complete recovery after a full Ironman triathlon depending on fitness and how well the event went. Often the harder the race the longer the recovery. Aim for it to take 6-10 weeks.
MARATHON - recovery can take 4-6 weeks. This all depends on age amount of training how you prepared and how good you were at pace judgment during the 26.2 miles.
ALL RECOVERY - recovery will also depend on how rested you were before and how much quality rest you get afterwards.Good nutrition straight afterward exercise in the first 45 minutes and continue for the next 5 days will also speed up recovery from racing and training.
Homemade detox bath.
2 tablespoons of sea salt
1 table spoon of sweet almond oil
2 drops of lemon oil
2 drops of peppermint oil
Rub the mixture into your skin while in the bath to flush out toxins. Soak in the bath for 20 minutes, optimum water temperature is a degree or more than normal. Only detox one or twice a week.