While the end of a workout may sometimes seem unimportant, it really sets us up to recover properly, both mentally and physically, so we can have a quality workout the next day.
By Coach Maria Simone Back in 2008, I ran my first ultramarathon, the PHUNT 50k in Elkton, MD, only to wake the next morning to a sharp pain along the outside of my knee, and at the base of my hip joint. The pain made it impossible to run. Following seven weeks of no running,[…]
This is the second in a two-part series focusing on tapering and recovery. In part one, we discussed the basics of tapering, which is a specific type of recovery. In this post, we will talk more generally about recovery strategies for day-to-day training and racing, as well as the various stressors of life, such as[…]