What is the best way to recover from hard workouts? Is it a recovery drink? Massage? Foam roller? Is there a big difference between eating egg whites vs. chicken nuggets? This week we are talking to Christie Aschwanden, author of the book "Good To Go - What the athlete in all of us can learn from the strange science of recovery".
Welcome to Episode #180 of the Mile High Endurance podcast. You are listening to your weekly connection to coaches, experts and pro athletes to help you reach your endurance goals. We are your hosts coach Rich Soares and 303 Chief Bill Plock. Thanks for joining us for another week of endurance interviews and discussion.
Last week we had Mikael Eriksson of Scientific Triathlon and "That Triathlon Podcast" on the science of determining lactate thresholds. If you missed it, you can of course hear it on episode #179.
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A little over a month ago, I went t the Rocky Mountain Tri Club Author Night. Christie Aschwanden and Alex Hutchinson did a presentation and then did book signings. As I listened to Christie describe her book and her thoughts on the efficacy of products and services intended to aid with recovery, I was really intrigued. I bought the book, started reading and knew this would be a great topic. Listen, we all want the have the latest advantage and the fear of being left out. If everyone else is using Endurox, I should be using Endurox.
The recovery market includes goods and services ranging from drinks, bars, and protein shakes to compression clothing, foam rollers, icepacks, cryotherapy, mass, laser therapy, electrical muscle stimulators, saunas, float tanks, meditation videos, sleep trackers, high tech pajamas, and of course beds. Do these things work? I'm I wasting my money? My time?
Christie Aschwanden, author of "Good To Go - What the athlete in all of us can learn from the strange science of recovery". Christie is science writer for FiveThirtyEight. She is also health columnist for The Washington Post. She is a frequent contributor to The New York Times, a contributing editor for Runner’s World and a former contributing writer for Bicycling. A lifetime athlete, Christie has raced in Europe and North America on the Team Rossignol Nordic ski racing squad. She was on the CU bicycle racing team.
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