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Why Rest + Recovery Days matter

Updated: Aug 11, 2022

Why do I need to recover after a workout? What should I do to recover? How often should I take a recovery day from running?


These are a few common questions I get from athletes about rest and recovery work. We're constantly told that rest and recovery is important but we're hardly ever told why it's important. Sure we've all heard something basic like... Your body can't go 100% everyday or it will help you to avoid injury but where's the science? Where's the cold hard facts? What does it all really mean?