There, I said it. I know that there will be many people who will applaud and many others who will scowl at the idea. But it’s something that needs to be said because I think it’s an epidemic and does a real disservice to our sport.
I love YouTube videos of folks doing insane things with a portable video cameras. Base jumping into caves in Mexico, flying the Red Bull Air Race, or ripping through a downhill mountain bike run– thanks to products like GoPro cameras, we can now get an inkling of what’s it like to do some crazy stuff. I hinted earlier that I bought a Garmin Virb camera to liven up my posts, so I thought I would post a video of what it is like to ride my absolute favorite time trial workout. If you’re interested in extreme videos, read no further. But if you’re interested in my world, here’s a taste.
Back in 1998, while I was pouring over my latest issue of Owen Anderson’s Running Research News, I came across a really interesting study on recovery that fundamentally changed the way I did some workouts for years to come. Continue reading