Dear Coach: How Should I Plan My Recovery Days?
Adequate rest and recovery are key to getting fitter—here’s how to time it right.
Tips on recovering from your next triathlon race.
Adequate rest and recovery are key to getting fitter—here’s how to time it right.
Because you actually can't focus on one without also addressing the other.
Whether we like it or not, physical effort is only one part of the HRV equation. The mental side of HRV—and how we actually think about it—plays a huge role.
Though both use needles, the ways dry needling and acupuncture work are actually different. Here's what you need to know about these recovery and injury treatment methods.
It’s no secret that alcohol inhibits health, but for athletes, the risks are even more adverse. Simply put: don't plan to “sweat it out."
Coach Maria Simone explains what role rest days play in recovery.
The algorithms used to estimate your training load have some fundamental flaws, scientists say.
Loosen up those tight hips—and let go of whatever you’re holding onto—with this short sequence.
Looking to stretch out your back after a long ride or heavy training weekend? Start with these seven back stretches for triathletes.
We know rest is good. So why are triathletes so bad at it? A hard look at the underlying psychological factors that keep us training - even when we shouldn't.
You've got more than just tightness stored in your hips, for more reasons than training alone. Release it all with these block-supported poses to open up your hips.
Training for triathlon is a balancing act, so consider these key aspects when you’re planning your rest and recovery days.
Sometimes the best way to recover is to keep moving - but not in a traditional swim, bike, run kind of way.
Fatigue and heavy legs aren't the only sign of overtraining. These behavioral red flags can also signal something's up.
Slumps can be physically and emotionally training. Here's how to get back on track.
Overdid it yesterday? When you can’t get up from your couch without groaning, try stretching sore muscles with these easy yoga poses.
When you're still training hard, but not improving, it can be frustrating. It also can be a signal that you shouldn't ignore.
Sure, we all like to brag about our grisly “pain caves” and fear-inducing “she sheds,” but as triathletes who (probably) train too much, sometimes we need a safe space to recover.
Making recovery a priority can make you faster than ever.
CBD is rapidly becoming a go-to tool among endurance athletes for its relaxing and restorative properties.
Everyone gets sore, but it's important to know the difference between good sore vs. the kind that's telegraphing an injury.
Good recovery habits are an important part of performance.
New research supports what many runners do naturally, instead of the conventional wisdom that you should stay upright.
Resist the urge to plop on the couch and do one or more of these post-workout mobility exercises from strength coach Kevin Purvis.
Improving your sleep can yield huge gains for you, your health, and your training.
Prepare yourself for a hurts-so-good body beatdown.
“My success in triathlon is reflective of my approach to recovery.”
Knead, stretch, awaken your qi: the right way to tackle recovery depends on where in the world you are.
Turns out recovering too much can be just as costly as training too much.
Recovery runs actually don't help you recover—but they're still worth doing for their training benefits.
Training for a triathlon is only one part of the equation—knowing how to recover from a tri is just as important.
We asked, and you answered! Some like it fancy, while others prefer to keep it simple.
What we can learn from the research of Alexandra Coates.
Recovery is dependent on many factors—your fitness level and history as well as the time of year in your race season.
Trying to balance too much can quickly result in disaster if you're not careful.
It may feel counterintuitive, but taking planned time off during your season can yield huge rewards.
For triathletes, 10-minutes per day of slow, controlled breathing maybe a key to recovering better.
The Ironman legend and 6x Ironman world champ has some no-BS recovery advice for all triathletes. Listen up.
Use these recovery periods to slightly decrease training volume and focus on more aerobic race-specific workouts.
Sleep is an important part of the recovery process and is one area where every one of us can improve.
The right way to recover? Depends where in the world you are.
Here are a few signs that it's time for you to pause and focus on resetting.
"Athletes get trapped in this idea that they need to be exhausted to improve.”
Triathlon coach and yoga instructor Sage Rountree shares a simple pose that will help you recover.
While it's great to take complete rest after a hard workout, sometimes active recovery is a better choice.
You competed in a triathlon, but the real focus of your season is a longer race a few weeks down the road. Here's some recovery advice.
Sage Rountree explains how recovering properly will help you reap the benefits of hard workouts.
There’s no debate that regular massage can benefit a triathlete, but the massage itself poses some questions—some too awkward to ask.
Self-massage is an easy and effective way for endurance athletes to treat tightness and stay injury free.
Are you taking your time away from training seriously enough?
Allison Pattillo rounds up some of the craziest gear and gadgets to help keep you injury-free.
Recovery is critical to your success as an athlete. Find out why.
Get nervous before a race or hard workout? Learn to relax with these great exercises.
Restorative yoga emphasizes deep relaxation in an effort to help you feel rested and recovered.
Regular massage is a great way to foster recovery and provide feedback on how your training is working.
Humans evolved to run, hunt and gather. The science of post-exercise recovery reveals how our bodies also adapted to quickly rebuild.
Learn how keeping a close eye on certain recovery measurements can help you perform to your full potential.
Learn how tracking stressors and noting how you’re feeling on a daily basis can help place a greater emphasis on recovery.
Periods of rest are highly active phases during which the body builds itself up.
Research shows ice baths aren’t all they’re made out to be.
Here’s how to navigate the hype and get the most out of your body’s natural rebuilding efforts.
Treatments such as ice baths and hot whirlpools both have their advantages, but the application of each depends on the individual athlete.
Fall racing season is in full swing. Understand how your body was designed to recover to unlock performance benefits.
Save the end of your racing and training season from burnout.
A six-week guide to returning to the race course after competing in an Ironman.
A midseason break could be the best “training” you do.
Sleep is a critical part of the recovery process and is one area in which we can all improve.
The 2014 Ironman New Zealand champ chats about fueling after a workout, getting enough sleep and having the right mindset to recover.
How much rest do you need between long-distance races?
As we look back on 2013, here are seven recovery trends that caught our attention.
Sage Rountree discusses the importance of the post-workout ice bath, which helps reduce inflammation and flushes waste from the muscles.
You've crossed the finish line! Now the timing and techniques for your recovery are critical.
Don’t let winter training take its toll on your body—4 things to do so you’re ready to take on your next tough effort.
Should ice baths and ibuprofen be your first line of defense when it comes to recovery?
A professional triathlete goes “all in” on recovery. What’s he getting out of it?
No fancy equipement needed — just your finger, a notebook and one minute a day.
After decades of scientific dismissals, a new study suggests that massage not only enhances recovery but may also boost fitness.
Lieto talks about the importance of rest and recovery, and shares a core/strength workout you can try at home.
Gone are the days of simplistic recovery tools. Innovative techniques are taking over contemporary rehab and quickly gaining in popularity.
“It takes confidence to recover.”
Climb the stairs to Fuelary in Boulder, Colo., and you’ll see a plethora of recovery practices being put to use by many hard-working triathletes.
Samantha McGlone's 9-step program for Ironman recovery.
Anything you can do to speed repair is always a good thing, right?
Check out these photos from ITU's Lausanne races and then vote for your favorite.
Cold & heat therapy can be beneficial to recovery, but the proper application of each depends on the athlete.
Instead of working toward a goal or a key race during the off-season, use the winter months to focus on active recovery.
Restorative yoga is the most beneficial style for endurance athletes and emphasizes deep relaxation in an effort to feel rested and recovered.
Working with the Gatorade Sports Science Institute, Sutter is profiled on a new web series titled “Inside Endurance,” which provides viewers with a look inside the world of endurance sports.