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How long after an Ironman do you start running again? I've mostly read 2 weeks. It's been 9 days since my IM and I have recovered nicely. I wanted to try an easy run/walk for 3 miles tonight.


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How long after an Ironman do you start running again? I've mostly read 2 weeks. It's been 9 days since my IM and I have recovered nicely. I wanted to try an easy run/walk for 3 miles tonight.

I'd say start back whenever your body feels recovered. I did an easy 3 mile recovery run 5 days after IMLou this year, but I felt good.
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have you been spinning on the bike ? I find that really helps my legs recover better and faster.

your idea of 3 mi run/walk sounds fine. build it slow and take it easy

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Everyone's different.  It takes me two weeks but I think I'm at the far right of the scale.  It can be better if you stretch, eat right, hydrate and sleep a lot but if you're a 200lb 41 year old male who pigs out after a race and gets his beer on.  About two weeks...

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Subject: RE: running after Ironman
Originally posted by SEADOCHA

How long after an Ironman do you start running again? I've mostly read 2 weeks. It's been 9 days since my IM and I have recovered nicely. I wanted to try an easy run/walk for 3 miles tonight.


After an IM, even though I feel recovered, I ease back into it to give my body a chance to fully heal.

Post IM, I only swim the first week. The second week, I'll throw in a few spins and continue some swimming. The third week, I will add a few easy runs while continueing to swim and spin. I also make sure I get plenty of sleep, eat fairly well, and drink water.

After those three weeks, it's game on again. As endurance athletes, I think we don't do enough recovery and healing.

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