Recovering from Hard Runs

Runners are obsessed with rapidly refueling the minute they stop exercising. Given a steady influx of adequate carb-based meals and snacks, muscles can refuel within 24 hours. Refueling as soon as tolerable is most important for serious runners doing a second workout within six hours of the first workout. The sooner you consume carbs to replace depleted muscle glycogen and protein to repair damaged muscle, the sooner you will be able to exercise hard again.