CBD For Runners
Runners, as endurance athletes, spend hours logging miles - training through soreness and pain.
“When it works, I work harder. I don’t have to worry about nagging pain or inflammation or winding down after an exhausting training day. Champions + Legends gives me the tools to power through and and recover so I can continue to perform tomorrow, and the next day.”
-C+L Athlete, Tim O’Donnell
Tim is known for achieving America’s fastest Ironman, so he knows that effective tools make a big difference in getting through those tough moments to become even faster for tomorrow.
Just as important as logging those miles is ensuring proper recovery to be ready for tomorrow. Ben Hoffman, 6x Triathlon Champion, uses Champions + Legends as an integral recovery tool as part of his training regimen.
“Focus as much energy on your recovery protocol as you do on planning your workouts. This means proper hydration and fueling post-workout, using all the recovery tools at your disposal, and setting yourself up for a good night’s sleep.”
- C+L Athlete Ben Hoffman
Wherever your race takes you, there are a few key reasons to make CBD part of your training routine:
CBD has been shown to help reduce inflammation — key for runners in big training blocks
CBD is a safer alternative to constantly taking over the counter pain medication. Unlike regularly popping ibuprofen,naproxen and a range of painkillers, taking CBD won’t potentially put you at risk for kidney damage. CBD works by interacting with your body’s endocannabinoid system, responsible for maintaining a sense of balance, which affects your mood and perception of pain.
CBD can help decrease pain from arthritis. An issue many long time runners deal with on a regular basis.
CBD has been shown to improve sleep quality. Runners know they need to get those miles in, even when they are battling fatigue. Getting solid rest before the next training day is critical. CBD has been shown to help regulate sleep patterns and support your body’s natural circadian rhythms.
CBD can reduce anxiety and stress. Most runners struggle with injuries, and it can be really stressful. Or, they have trouble winding down after a really long run at the end of the day. CBD works to help manage stress by increasing serotonin levels in the brain, which is a chemical messenger that promotes the feelings of calmness, happiness, and well-being.
The Champions + Legends lineup of CBD tools integrate seamlessly into a runner’s training schedule, with soft gels or tinctures to get that pain and inflammation under control, and muscle rubs for rapid relief.
Although a big advantage of using CBD for runners is the reduction of pain and inflammation, good rest and recovery play a big part in performance. Our full-spectrum CBD products are holistically effective, addressing all aspects of training, giving you the tools you need to make sure you make every second count. No matter what you’re running for.