How to Recover From A Marathon

by Noel Chelliah · 3 comments

In today’s post (read until the end), I share with you some real and practical tips on Marathon recovery (or recovery from any other really long distance runs) from running expert Dr Jason Karp (I had the privilege to run with him recently in Bangkok and hear him share his story and passion on Running).

Moving on, I just briefly want to share:

Last weekend, I was at the Penang Bridge International Marathon – where I ran the 10km run. Also present there, were many of my Transformation Camp friends who ran various distances:

Lih Choon, Chong Lii, and Lih Boon – I have lots of respect for these 3 siblings – they have been really consistent with exercise and an elder brother that supports them in what they do.
DailyMuscle campers at the Penang Bridge Marathon 2013
Vinesh (seated) finished his FIRST Full Marathon – with the rest completing Half Marathons, and 10KMs. Special shoutout to Elena for coming all the way not to run, but to SUPPORT us (the world needs more people like Elena).
Thank you Elena!

I was really happy to be a part of this year’s Penang Bridge Marathon – and although I only did a 10KM – I did my personal best by completing it in 55minutes (I had no idea I could run that long without stopping!). Also, at the very last minute, although I brought along a few pairs of shoes, I opted for my humble pair of Reebok Realflex to take me through my 10km:

Still with fresh Penang dirt on the shoes… :D

Now before I sidetrack any further, as promised, I’m going to leave you with an article on post-marathon (or any other really long run) recovery. Since I’m not a running expert, I’ve got advice from a real running expert for you – Dr Jason Karp.

Dr Jason has more than 200 articles published in numerous international running, coaching, and fitness magazines and scientific journals, is the author of five books, including Running for Women and Running a Marathon For Dummies (of the internationally-known For Dummies brand), and is a frequent speaker at international fitness and coaching conferences.

-> Marathon Recovery and Tootsie Rolls  <– links to Dr Jason’s Blog

Keep running.

Speak soon,


About the author

Noel Chelliah Noel Chelliah, ACE-LWMC, ACE-CPT, Pn1, is Malaysia's Top Transformation Expert. In 2012, he became the first Malaysian to hold the highly sought-after Precision Nutrition Level 1 Coaching certification. No stranger to being overweight, Noel has gone through a life-changing transformation himself, from fat, to fit. In 2012, Noel Chelliah established fitness history in Malaysia for winning the 2012 AFC Presenter Idol at the Asia Fitness Convention. Noel also serves as a Wellness Creative Consultant to numerous corporate organizations in the country. In his spare time, Noel serves the community with various programs that promote a healthier lifestyle, and enjoys playing with his dogs. Click here to read Noel's full bio.

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Elena November 21, 2013 at 2:42 pm

Aww.. supporting is just as fun as running, in my opinion! Thanks for all the great tips. Do keep it up! Hope I can join you guys on a run again soon!


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