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Recovery and injury case study – Scott’s sacrum

Throughout this recovery series we’ve talked about the importance of balancing training load with adequate recovery to optimise performance and reduce risk of injury. Today we’ll look a case study of what can happen if you’re ‘under-recovered’ from top runner Scott Newton. Now Scott isn’t just an athlete he’s also an excellent physio with a […]

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Sleep your way to better recovery

I love sleep. Few things make you feel better and more refreshed than a good night’s rest. It should be common sense then that sleep forms the bedrock for our recovery and is arguably the most effective recovery strategy we have. It’s perhaps a little surprising then that many athletes aren’t getting enough, as recent […]

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New video on training, recovery, fatigue and fitness

It’s not always easy to illustrate to runners the importance of balancing their training with adequate recovery so we’ve put together a brief video using a Training Graphics Equaliser to talk about achieving this balance. For more on this topic check out our recovery series or join us on Running Repairs in Cardiff for a weekend […]

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Fuelling your recovery. The importance of nutrition – by Fran Taylor

Next up in our recovery series we’re joined by Brighton-based Nutritionist Fran Taylor. Her previous articles on diet and tendinopathy and nutrition for vegan runners have been a great success and today she’ll be covering food and recovery. Be sure to follow Fran on Twitter: @TheBrightonNut1 and on Instagram: TheBrightonNutritionist plus check out her website. For more […]

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Recovery – the importance of planning and implementation

In the first blog in this series on recovery we discussed the key concept of the stress recovery balance and how both physical and psychological stressors play a part. In today’s blog we’ll cover something very important – planning and implementing recovery strategies. I think this is essential not only for athletes but for many […]

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Key training concepts: Stress-recovery balance, overreaching and overtraining.

I’m a big fan of simple strategies that can help athletes manage injury or improve performance. We’ve talked recently about the growth in wearable technology for runners and while this can certainly have value there’s a lot to be said about doing the simple things well. One such area is athlete recovery. It’s often neglected […]

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