Wednesday, February 08, 2006

Rest, recovery, and tapering

I'm all about rest and recovery in the training cycle.

Here's a great summary of recent research on this topic. But keep in mind when you read the piece that in most of these studies, when these folks were training, they were training HARD.


Steven said...

Hey Nancy...
A person doesn't necessarily need to train HARD to benefit from rest/recovery. Anything you do that elevates your HR for a sustained amount of time is working your body in a way that it will require rest to strengthen and be ready to tackle that workout the next time. Your body is always looking forward to the next workout and learning from the last one. Yes, you can train HARD, but you should worry more about training smart, and training well.

nancytoby said...

Point taken! I'm working on the "do some nearly every day" approach right now, myself.