Friday Five: Reading About Running—Oct 25, 2013

Photo: Scott Draper/Competitor

Photo: Scott Draper/Competitor

A post-marathon curation of miscellaneous articles on running:

Want To Run Faster? Make Sure You Recover, Competitor
Maximize your training and progress with optimal recovery practices.

How Long Does It Take to Recover From a Marathon? New York Times
There’s not much rigorous research on recovery after strenuous exercise, and this aspect of competition is rife with unsubstantiated dogma.

Neuromuscular Fatigue after a Marathon, Runner’s World
Even after that soreness is gone, you may not be back to full strength when you try to contract your muscles, because the signal from your brain gets disrupted somewhere before it gets to the muscle.

Massage After a Marathon Puts Runners on Road to Recovery, Broadview University
Finishing a marathon isn’t easy. It takes months of mental and physical preparation. If the training isn’t a feat in itself, the actual event is a 26-mile expedition that pushes runners to their brink.

The Dos and Don’ts of Marathon Recovery, Epicurious Runner
I’m not a marathon pro, but I’ve run a few of them and I have done my fair share of things wrong. You learn from your mistakes, right?

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I'm Yuri and I'm in a hurry to lose weight, get fit, and have fun doing it! This blog is a chronicle of a once fat guy's journey to fitness while training for a marathon—and beyond. You'll also find running-related gear review, links and inspiration.
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