Alberto Salazar’s group may have made post-workouts most famous, but they are not the only ones to throw in some tempo, speed, or even volume after a race. ¬†I especially love doing a long run while enjoying post-race endorphins – I find it much more enjoyable than once the soreness and fatigue sets in the next day! ¬†Sometimes it only takes a few more miles in a cool-down, combined with a warm-up and a race to make for a high mileage/ quality day…allowing you time to sleep in and relax the following morning. For other ideas, and some of the physiology behind post-race workouts, check on the article by Caitlin Chock below.

http://running.competitor.com/2013/01/training/workout-of-the-week-the-post-race-workout_65043

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