Feb 27, 2018
Athletes often think of recovery as
a weakness or liability to their training. We see
the hours that the competition appears to be logging and feel
compelled to match or even beat it. Unfortunately,
our barometer of success is often a simple accumulation of
training hours without regard to the quality of those hours or what
we do in between. If we do give a thought to recovery, it's
usually in the form of a rest day or a little foam rolling after a
tough session. But, is this true recovery? Are we really allowing
our body to adapt to the training stress?
In this jam-packed episode full of triathlon history
and personal stories, Matt defines recovery and teaches you how to
integrate it into your training roadmap. It
shouldn't merely be an afterthought, as it often is.
- How Matt earned the title of "The Recovery Coach"
- The story of Ironman Champion, Chris Lieto, and how Matt adapted his training
to integrate real recovery during his 2008-2009 season, ultimately
leading to a 2nd place Finish at the Ironman World
- The story of "Becky," a Purple Patch age-group athlete, who,
like most of us, balance jobs, family, and other obligations. How
did Matt integrate recovery into her schedule?
- Three Components of Recovery - Sport Specific
Recovery, Lifestyle Recovery, Qualitative
- How you can incorporate these three forms of recovery into your
- Other valuable recovery resources from experts and
- The Word of the Week: Sweat (It's not always a
Recovery is key at any level of
competition and it shouldn’t be an afterthought in the large scope
of your training.
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