POST-RUN SMOOTHIES “If you don’t eat anything within two hours after your run, it could slow your recovery and negatively effect your next-day performance,” said Nike Performance Council member John Berardi, PhD, CSCS, a founder of Precision Nutrition []. For best results, try to consume a balanced meal within an hour or so of completing your workout, especially those long and/or really hard runs. Aim for something, like one of these easy-to-make smoothies, which contains plenty of protein, fruits and/or veggies, carbs and healthy fats. Your stomach will thank you now; your muscles will thank you tomorrow.