We often get asked this question. “Liz” asked our experts what we would recommend to help her recover from the London Marathon next weekend.  Firstly if there are any swollen bits or areas of particular concern we would advise you to ice – a common area to be swollen is around the outer part of your knees.  Gentle stretching is also beneficial – even better try and get to a pool the day after the marathon to do some gentle walking and do your stretches in the pool.  Nutrition is also important you should try and replace fluids in the form of glycogen stores and also protein.