Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Recovery Considerations

Just as effective training requires a certain amount of diligence, focus, and consistency, so too does what enables the greatest gains to be pulled from the training done: recovery. In a Scott Douglas article on the Running Times website, the author exhorts:
[Make] your best effort to drink fluids and get in a few hundred calories in the first 30 minutes after every run. A little protein with carbs enhances the carbs' absorption. If you're running from somewhere other than a house, bring the food with you. If your stomach doesn't appreciate solid food soon after you run, take the calories in liquid form.
Read the entire article, there are several great keys (with elaboration) within to incorporate into an effective training regimen.

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