From ice baths to chocolate milk, there are a lot of recovery myths out there. Before you buy $800 compression pants, here’s what you should know about the science of recovery.
Physical fatigue, muscle soreness, and age greatly impact post-race recovery and sleep patterns.
Many runners are swapping out heady IPA’s post-run for an ice-cold non-alcoholic beer. Here’s why this switch can benefit your running.
What do you do when the mind wants to heal but the body has other ideas?
HRV can help you decide when to push—and when to hold back—for optimal fitness and recovery.
A new study compares active and passive interval recoveries, but physiology isn’t the only factor to consider.
The seven-time Western States 100 finisher and 2016 champion is approaching this year’s Big Dance with an open mindset after a major injury.
The algorithms used to estimate your training load have some fundamental flaws, scientists say.
You plan every element of your pre- and mid-race fueling meticulously. But what about how to eat after you've crossed the finish line?
Yes, running can be a stress-buster—or it can cause even more stress. Learn how to find the line between the two and get smart about stress.
For most of us, one 100-mile race in a year is enough. But what if you want to attempt multiple ultras in a season? Here's what to know.
We've all heard about that 30-minute window when we're "supposed" to eat after a run. But how important is that time frame really?
A July 2021 study found that hormone levels throughout the menstrual cycle can affect heart-rate variability and resting heart rate. What does that mean for training?
Recovery is a critical part of training, because that's when adaptation from all your training happens.
The studies indicate that napping may be helpful for performance. Let’s break it down.
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During a race in Norway, Hillary Allen fell from a ridge and nearly died. Now, she's recovering and looking toward the future.
Overtraining is a grizzly bear that can ruin your day-to-day life. Overreaching is a bear cub: mostly harmless, but with dangerous potential.