Triathlete Lucy Charles’ running tips: recovery and relaxation | Red Bull Fit 4 Purpose

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We asked elite triathlete Lucy Charles for her essential running training tips. In this one she focusses on how to relax after running to ensure the best recovery for your body.

– As soon as your run is finished, focus on rehydrating, stretching, controlling your heart rate with proper breathing and getting warm
– Stretch for 10-15 minutes at the end of the run, holding the stretches for 15-30 seconds for each muscle group
– If you’ve got a heart rate monitor, use the stretching time to begin analysing your running data
– Get some protein on board within 30 minutes of the run –ideally, prep what you’ll need for your post-run meal before you head out

Check back every day for more videos from Lucy to improve your swimming, running, cycling and mental approach to sport and fitness.

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