Every human needs sleep. It’s a necessity for us to survive. But for a physically active human, the importance of sleep becomes enters a whole different level. There are many things that an athlete cannot control around their performance, things such as the weather, work and family events affecting training. Physical factors are something that […]
Recovery Methods Recovery is a crucial element of your exercise routine that must be taken seriously. A well planned recovery programme allows your body to repair effectively and efficiently, replenish your energy stores and get you back to training as soon as possible. Take a read of our ReallyGood:Tips on how to maximise your recovery […]
The end of the season brings about mixed emotions and off season nutrition. All the hard work has been done, and hopefully your race results have been achieved. While it can leave some feeling a little unguided with next season seeming so far away, it’s also a chance to relax, chill out and switch off […]
A quick internet search on the subject of recovery running brings up a lot of articles, mostly over a decade old, from running magazines about the use of recovery runs as part of marathon training. However, it’s a lot tougher to find empirical evidence supporting the idea that there is any physiological change to the […]
Training doesn’t make us fit, the adaptations from training stress; the increased muscular endurance, improved cardiovascular ability and all physiological adaptations that occur in response to training is what makes us fit. That means that in order to become fitter, we must recover from training. Sure, we need periods of stress on the body to […]
There are probably a number of opinions on this subject as I am sure different coaches have different thoughts and ways of structuring their athletes training and racing schedules. The following thoughts are my personal thoughts and the way that I approach rest and recovery after races.
John’s basic calculation for working out how much time off to have after a race:
Good evening everyone, I have been sitting at home tonight after a long two weeks of quite heavy training and started thinking……. and thought I would share it with everyone. I am sure you all know that Recovery is as important, if not more important than the training that you do. Without recovery your training […]