Is Recovery at SweatHouz the Missing Link to Your Marathon Training?

A marathon is the ultimate road race, and for many people, it’s a true test of physical and mental grit. Marathon training programs can vary in length from 3-6 months, or even longer, depending on your fitness level, training schedule, and the race date. Strategic training is rigorous and involves several key components, like: building endurance, building strength, practicing speed + tempo runs, fueling yourself well, staying hydrated, and our specialty : recovering well.

Recovery is multi-faceted and includes sleeping well and staying hydrated, in addition to recovery modalities like the cold plunge and Hyperice technology. Read more to learn four reasons why SweatHouz may be the missing piece of your marathon training program.


01. Improve your Sleep

Adults should aim for about 7-8 hours of sleep each night. But, about 1 in 3 adults don’t get enough sleep, which can negatively affect their health and performance. People who don’t get enough sleep are more likely to have health problems like obesity, diabetes, heart disease, stroke, dementia, and cancer. They’re also more likely to recover poorly from tough training sessions. In fact, the American Heart Association agrees that sleep is such an integral component to health, that they added it to their Life’s Essential 8 in 2022.
We have good news: redlight therapy and infrared sauna sessions at SweatHouz can increase melatonin production and may positively impact sleep. Sleeping better has far-reaching benefits not only on your training performance, but also on your overall well-being.

02. Stay Hydrated

Prioritizing hydration throughout your marathon training program helps moderate cardiovascular strain and perceived effort, maintains mental sharpness and reaction time, and is critical for muscle recovery. Maximize your recovery by continuing to rehydrate from infrared sauna and training sessions, replacing both fluids and electrolytes lost through sweat.

As a rule of thumb, the National Athletic Training Association recommends drinking 17-20 ounces of water two to three hours before a training session, and 7-10 ounces 20 minutes before you begin. They also recommend drinking 6-12 ounces every 15 minutes during the training itself. Drink LMNT is our preferred hydration partner, and we encourage you to stop by our front desk and try a rehydration packet for yourself.

03. Make Muscle + Mind Recovery More Efficient

A recent meta-analysis, or study of studies, found that cold therapy helped reduce feelings of muscle soreness more than passive rest days. Cold plunging helps reduce inflammation and muscle soreness, aiding in the post-workout recovery process.

Additionally, cold plunges may enhance circulation, facilitating the removal of metabolic waste products from your muscles. We recommend booking a 15-minute cold plunge appointment at SweatHouz after your long training runs to help invigorate your mind, while optimizing your recovery and enhancing your performance.

04. Get the ‘Fresh Legs, Faster’ Feeling with Normatec 3.0

If you’re looking for a ‘fresh legs, faster’ feeling after a long run, book time in our Recovery Room by Hyperice and treat yourself to a 15-minute Normatec 3.0 session. The Normatec is a pneumatic compression device, which uses dynamic air compression technology to help you recover faster, improve training outcomes, and maximize performance.

Normatec’s technology can help :
  • Increase Circulation
  • Reduce Swelling and Inflammation
  • Help Speed Up Your Recovery Process
  • Training for and completing a 26.2 mile run is mentally and physically challenging, but SweatHouz is ready to step in and support your recovery and performance goals along the way. Find a location near you today and integrate our customizable recovery experience into your training program.

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