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Discussion: Recovery

in: Adventure Racing; Training & Technique

Nov 20, 2013 6:17 AM # 
chelsealuttrall:
What are your do's/dont's of recovery workouts? What seems to work the best for you?
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Nov 20, 2013 8:58 PM # 
silkychrome:
RECOVERY! my favorite thing!

i could go on and on but i'll leave that to someone who writes more than me: http://www.endurancecorner.com/Chuckie_V/do_the_re...

there is no fitness to be gained during a recovery "workout". think of it more like a recovery "session". just move some blood around and call it good. bike commuting is perfect for this (well, if you live in a flat city like i do).
Nov 21, 2013 12:05 AM # 
legendaryrandy:
Most go to hard on recovery days. In the day when I was "good" my hard days were harder than anyone else, but my easy days were easier than anyones.
Nov 21, 2013 5:00 AM # 
runninghils:
Silkychrome, were you making a reference to one of my favorite (old) jokes? http://wilk4.com/humor/humorm380.htm

Pet Diaries! My favorite thing!
Nov 21, 2013 2:33 PM # 
silkychrome:
hahaha not intentionally but i love that! also, dogs are awesome.
Nov 21, 2013 3:14 PM # 
silkychrome:
but seriously, steering the thread back to recovery, i really DO enjoy it and make it a priority in my weekly training. very important to balance hard workouts with super EZ, active recovery sessions to make sustainable/lasting fitness gains. swimming is awesome, yoga is awesome, biking is next awesome, and i hardly ever consider running as true recovery just because it is still impact on your body.
Nov 21, 2013 6:20 PM # 
FB:
Does Beer+Nachos+Sunday Football = recovery ?
.... how about if your sitting in a hot tub ?
Nov 21, 2013 6:52 PM # 
chelsealuttrall:
Thanks. Good article, too.

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