The Post-flight Shakeout Run
Ever find that the travel for a destination race saps the life force out of you? Don’t let a long plane ride, jet lag and a daunting foreign city ruin your running experience with these tips:
Carry on your race gear
If you’re planning on checking a bag, consider carrying on what you plan to race in, just in case. And carry on your running shoes, always.
Try compression socks and get comfy
Although studies on the actual scientific benefits of compression socks remain opaque, many runners report that wearing them for a f light helps with inf lammation. Also be sure to go with comfortably-fitting clothing so your IT bands and hips don’t tighten up.
Don’t be afraid to walk the aisle
When you’re on a long f light (say, more than two hours) set an alarm on your phone to get up and walk the aisle for a few minutes every 20 or 30 minutes. It will help keep you loose and ready to run upon deplaning.
Get some rest
Limit screen time and bring a sleeping mask. If it’s an overnight f light, try to get some shut-eye.
Stay at a running-friendly hotel
Many hotel chains have realized that it’s wise to be runner-friendly, and they offer everything from loaner running gear to a running concierge who will guide you around a foreign city.
Crowd source your run
Hit up Strava, RunGo or Runtastic to see which routes are most popular. Usually, they are scenic, uninterrupted and safe.— MD
Usain Bolt leaving nothing to chance, opting to hoverboard through Heathrow airport allowing for maximum recovery after the Bejiing Olympics