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I have done a couple of events now this year (half marathon in March and 2 10Ks). There is a lot in Runner's World about pre-race programmes for specific distances and I have found the programmes useful for ideas and shaping my own training. My issue is what to do post race. I have found that after a race for about the next 3-4 days I am more tired than normal, a bit grumpy and negative and even after a week I am not back to full training. I am not sure what I should be doing post race to recover. Below are the things I do
1. Immediate post race - have a recovery sports drink (carbs and protein, Hi5)
2. Sip an isotonic drink over the next hour or so and have a carbohydrate meal
3. Try to get to bed early
4. Don't train for 2-3 days and then ease back in with a recovery run
What do other people do as I feel I need to try something different?