Post-run recovery with Jonathan Levitt

Jonathan shares his recovery routines and go-to products.

Recovery is important. But what does that actually mean? We asked runner and podcaster Jonathan Levitt to break down his routine.

Jonathan’s post-run recovery routine

Shake it off. After a run, Jonathan grabs a Scratch Labs Recovery Shake. He’s also experimenting with post-exercise ketones (like HVMN’s Ketone-IQ shots), something shown to help fight overtraining symptoms and improve sleep.

Skratch Labs Recovery Drink Mix
Skratch Labs
Recovery Drink Mix
A 4 to 1 ratio of carbohydrate to protein, that’s designed to bring your blood sugar up fast.

At night. He also drinks tart cherry juice from Cheribundi. Packed with antioxidants and anti-inflammatory properties, tart cherry juice can help reduce muscle damage and promote faster recovery.

When training intensity ramps up, he increases protein intake to match, adding a whey shake before bed to aid overnight recovery.

Compression and rolling. Compression therapy can help reduce soreness and Jonathan uses Hyperice’s Normatec Boots and Go calf sleeves a couple of times per week. He also frequently uses a Roll Recovery Roller while watching TV.

Normatec Go
Normatec Go
Normatec Go delivers mobile dynamic air compression therapy for users on-the-go.

Long-term: Once per quarter Jonathan does a blood test with InsideTracker to make sure everything’s right on track. It also helps him to understand what he might need to adjust to reach optimal performance.

The bottom line: “Having a recovery routine is essential,” says Jonathan. His routine enables him to “get back at it the next day feeling better.”