Hot Tub Benefits for Marathon Runners

hot tub benefits for marathon runners

Only a certain type of people run marathons, and only a certain type of people own hot tubs. But what about those people that fit into both categories? The people who love the feeling of training for and completing a marathon, and enjoy following that with a nice, relaxing soak in a hot tub. Well, those people are really something special. And, they get to cash in on all of these hot tub benefits for marathon runners.

Sit Back and Relax

If you’re the type of person who likes to run marathons, you’re probably also regularly on the go. You have a million things on your to do list and you’re going to get them all done today. So, it may be hard for you to sit back and relax. A hot tub can help you do that.

A hot tub provides a number of benefits for marathon runners, several of which we’ll cover here. But one of the most important benefits is giving your busy body a chance to relax. Not only will your body relax for the 15 or so minutes you spend in the hot tub, but it will relax later too. A short soak in the hot tub calms your brain and body down and releases endorphins to help you sleep better. Good sleep is important for everyone, but especially if you’re training to run a marathon. Your body needs that rest!

Warm Up Those Marathon Muscles

Now that you’re nice and rested, it’s time to warm up those muscles. We all know how important it is to stretch before running. But we’re not just talking about stretching here; you need to literally warm up those muscles. 

Before running, warm up your muscles in the hot tub. The hot water will get your blood circulating, relaxing your muscles and helping them get ready for your run. But don’t just stop there. Stretch in the water, too. Your body will thank you later.

Cool Down That Inflammation

Whether you’re training for a marathon or actually running it, you’re going to be running for a while. This is the perfect opportunity to use the CoolZone™ system with your Hot Spring® Spa

Before you start running, lower the temperature on your hot tub to cool it off. It may sound crazy to cool off a hot tub, but trust us. When you return from your run, your muscles are going to be inflamed. You may typically ice those muscles, but icing your entire body can get complicated. Instead, take a soak in your cooled down hot tub. The cold water hydrotherapy will provide similar benefits to icing your sore muscles, in a much easier fashion. 

Become a Marathon Hot Tubber

There are truly some great hot tub benefits for marathon runners. If you want to enjoy these benefits (and others), head on over to Texas Hot Tub Company, your local hot tub store. We’ll help you pick the perfect hot tub with the features you need for your next marathon.


The 2019 Limelight Collection Owner’s Manual will help you understand your spa’s features, and answer questions you might have regarding spa operation, water care, and maintenance. There is also a troubleshooting section included for your convenience.  

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