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Here are some tips to help you bounce back sooner after a marathon:

Here are some tips to help you bounce back sooner after a marathon:

Yet 13 days later, Hall laced up her spikes again in China, moved her way up throughout the race, and finished as the top American in 20th place. How did she go from completely gassed to racing in top form in less than two weeks? A lot of self-belief and grit, along with a well-thought-out recovery plan, gave her a shot at competing to the best of her ability. For most of us, the marathon is the ultimate goal, and we put little thought into how we are going to bounce back. Still, even if you're not shooting for the ideal short-term recovery, these tips Hall used will help you get back to normal much sooner. Take a dip. Find your nearest pool and splash around. This simple but neglected tip is one I initially took from my high school coach, Gerald Stewart. The combination of movement, low pounding, and hydrostatic pressure does wonders to loosen up achy muscles and joints. ...

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