BEST WAYS To Recover After You Run The Boston Marathon

Follow these 4 steps after you run the 26.2 miles to keep yourself healthy!

April 13, 2018

Immediately after you finish the race on Marathon Monday, John-Paul Hezel, a sports medicine physician at BIDMC, recommends putting on warm clothes or making use of the reflective blankets that will be handed out by race officials and medical staff. Hydrate with water and electrolytes — chocolate milk is as good as Gatorade or other sports drinks — and be sure to eat in the first hour or so after the race. Elizabeth Matzkin, chief of Women’s Sports Medicine at Brigham and Women’s, says you should walk for “a little bit.”  Runners should also consider changing into compression socks to help prevent blood pooling in the lower extremities, and Matzkin advised stretching in the two-plus hours after the race.

Tips For After Running