Recovery, and Recovery from Recovery

It’s been eight weeks since I finished the Burning River 100, and overall, my recovery is mixed. The first four weeks went well – deceptively well, I told my coach. What do I mean by “deceptively,” I hear you ask? I mean that physically, my body was telling me I was ready to get back …

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Recovery Rewards, and the Spartan Penalty

"Jeff, you look five years younger," Skip said to me as I walked onto the mat at Body Specs. "Your vacation must have agreed with you." It was my first day back from up north, and while I'd done some running and cycling, I'd also made myself get plenty of rest. Sleep does sometimes get shortchanged …

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The Body Specs Cure

THAT'S WHAT I GET FOR SHOWING OFF. I woke up yesterday morning feeling kind of iffy. Sniffles, lower energy, a little achy all over. Just part of winter? Maybe. I'd also had a vigorous Monday session at Body Specs followed by a tempo run on Tuesday, so feeling a bit run down wasn't surprising. Still, I worried I …

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Feeling Positive

"So how are you feeling?" coach Marie asked me yesterday before our Wednesday night run at the new lululemon store. "Feeling good," I told her, "ready to run." Last night's six-miler with PR Fitness was my first run since completing the 50-miler at Run Woodstock, and I'd been looking forward to it all week. I …

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