…is the most important part of any training plan. And with most triathletes in season now and runners building for marathons, it is even more important because more racing or being in a build phase of training, there is more stress placed on the body. Therefore recovery becomes paramount in order to hit the next workout/race. The following article touches on the physiology of recovery workouts. But keep in mind when reading that it is important to still keep recovery workouts in a recovery work range in order not to reach an overtrained state over time. In other words, just because it’s good to go easy after a harder workout because you are pre-fatigued, it is not better to go hard after being pre-fatigued.

http://www.active.com/running/articles/a-fresh-perspective-on-recovery-runs

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