Cheryl Obregon, Physical Therapist & Runner
It's marathon season here in Texas. To rebound more quickly after long training runs, remember to take in a recovery drink within 15-30 minutes of finishing. This can be a recovery drink mix that you can buy at a running store, or 1 or 2% chocolate milk (it has the perfect ratio of fat/carbs/protein). Taking in the recovery drink will improve the ability of your muscle to heal from the impact of the long run and will make you more efficient in your next runs.
Cheryl Obregon has been a runner for 14 years and is a marathoner. She is a physical therapist with The San Antonio Orthopaedic Group and a fellow in the American Academy of manual physical therapy.