Tag Archives: recovery

Off season nutrition, maintain or indulge?

off season nutrition

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 […]

‘Active recovery’, what is it and can it help your training?

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 […]

Why is recovery so important for performance, and how can we manage it?

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 […]

Post Race Recovery – How much time off should I have?

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:

Active Recovery, do you do it?

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 […]