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What Will Help Me Recover From a Run?

I'm upping my distance, but every additional mile seems to make it harder to bounce back. What tools will help speed my recovery from a hard run?

Tough runs can really do a number on your body. Via Shutterstock     Photo: Natursports

A:No question, long runs can really take it out of you. But if you’re a committed runner, you want to be able to get back out there and hit the roads or trails again hard, as soon as possible.

To me, recovery from a solid workout means three things: The first is equipment that can help reduce the need for a lot of recovery. The second is gear that actually can aid the recovery process. And the third is a set of nutrition tools that can expedite recovery from a hard workout.

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