20 Feb I Just Wanna Run: The Runner Special
Maybe you know the feeling. You finish a big race, and your body is wiped out. You’re sore, and even though your mind is ready to start training again, your body is lagging behind. So what can you do about it? Get the Runner Special!
Today, we’re diving into the components of our Runner Special and talking about how each element helps you recover and get back on your feet faster.
Tylenol is an effective pain reliever. Pair that with a fast-acting IV infusion, and you’ll be feeling better pronto. Anti-inflammatories (like ibuprofen and Advil) have been known to irritate the GI system, sometimes even causing ulcers. You don’t have to worry about that with Tylenol. Dr. Darrin Bright of MAX Sports Medicine talks more about the differences in this article, summing it up with saying that Tylenol “is a much safer alternative for endurance athletes.”
There’s a reason you’ll often see massage tents at the end of a race or a marathon. For one thing, massages are awesome anyways, but getting one after you’ve run miles and miles is simply heavenly. For another thing, getting a rubdown helps your clenched muscles to relax, and it helps reduce the intensity of after-run soreness. Finally, this article talks about a study that found runners who got massages could train harder and recover faster.
Super B12 gives you a leg up over regular B12 because it’s much more absorbable by the body. The reason super B12 is in our Runner Special is that helps your body with everything from heart health to energy production. Giving your body a boost of this will help it recuperate faster. For more information about how B12 helps your body, check out this article.
You’ve probably been told before that vitamin C is good for you. Since vitamin C isn’t stored in our body, it’s something we need to replenish with our diet (or through IV hydration!). This is a powerful vitamin that serves multiple functions, but we’re going to highlight one function in particular: it’s a powerful antioxidant.
As a runner, why should you care about this? Well, the relationship between antioxidants and the body’s performance is a complicated one, but here’s the CliffNotes version. (For the more detailed version, click here.) As part of our metabolism, our body produces free radicals, which are essentially groups of atoms that can damage or kill cells. Antioxidants are like the bomb squads that go in and diffuse the free radicals so they don’t damage our cells. But again, why should you care? Because when you exercise, your body produces more free radicals.
If you have a race coming up, book us for afterwards today! Just call us at 877-HYDRO-80. We even have a concierge service so that you can get your IV hydration in the comfort of your own home.