Here’s my review of two awesome recovery products– the R8 by Roll Recovery and the Vyper vibrating foam roller by Hyperice. If you’re serious about recovery, this post may help you decide which product is right for you. Sadly, I could keep only one. Continue reading
I’ve been underwater with work recently so I haven’t posted in a few weeks. Rather than post something startling, I’m opting for a gentler reintroduction to the blogging world. I’ll be talking about floatation tanks (aka sensory deprivation tanks) and their role in recovery. Continue reading
I’ve been swamped with business travel recently, so my blogging activity had to be put on the back burner. This makes this blog topic particularly apropos given that I crammed a bunch of training into these trips. Continue reading
A few months ago, I blogged about CEP Clone compression gear. Compression garments are what most runners and duathletes think of when they hear term “compression.” Technically, it’s “passive compression” because it’s just a garment that isn’t doing anything “active” to remove lymph and improve circulation. There’s another much faster form of compression called “active compression” made famous by companies like Normatec, which makes compression gear that cost about as much as a pair of high-end Zipp race wheels. Being a cheapskate, I found a cheaper alternative.
Today I wanted to talk about a way to make your recovery runs suck less. If you find yourself struggling the day after a hard track workout with the awful feeling of running– and just can’t wait to be done with it– here’s a variation on an old idea that might really help. Continue reading
Athletic nutrition is a a ridiculously complex topic that I won’t claim to fully understand. In fact, I’m a bit of a nutrition idiot. For the most part, this doesn’t hurt me— I think that long-course or IM athletes are the ones who really need to treat race day nutrition as a “fourth event” in triathlon (or a third event in duathlon). But I do have some ideas about recovery nutrition and I think I have some of this down pretty well. The purpose of this short post is to share a quick tip for making this cheap and easy.
Over the next few days, I’ll be continuing to build out one of the other essential pieces for the Athletic Time Machine site— RECOVERY! If you want to race and train like a younger athlete, you have to recover like one.
I’ll be adding three posts with less-known tricks I use to enhance recovery. Of course, all this will be archived on the site and also summarized under the Enter the Time Machine section of the site.
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.