Do you know what? We could advise you to consume a recovery drink within 15 minutes of finishing the event and you may feel better for it for the rest of the day, but at the same time there are no hard and fast rules when it comes to recovery from such an epic effort. You will have achieved so much and if you’re not allowed a beer and a bar of chocolate after doing that, then the world just isn’t a fair place! In reality, your recovery is going to take days, perhaps weeks, so enjoy the post event euphoria and then get yourself onto a healthy balanced diet with very little exercise to help your physiological systems recover. Plenty of fresh fruit and vegetables to glue everything back together and listen to your body – you’ll be able to feel when you’re good to go again.