The Athlete’s Guide to Recovery

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Kindle: Amazon

Online: AmazonVelo GearVeloPress

Locally: Available at bookstores, bike, tri, and running stores, and, in central NC, at Carrboro Yoga Company and Fleet Feet Carrboro

Internationally: Distributed in the UK through Cordee and in Australia through Woodslane

German edition: Regeneration für Ausdauersportler, published by Spomedis

Spanish edition: La Recuperación del Deportista, published by Tutor

Japanese edition published by NAP Limited, available on Amazon

description

Rest is when athletes become faster at their sports. The Athlete’s Guide to Recovery is the first comprehensive exploration of the art and science of athletic rest. Certified coach and yoga instructor Sage Rountree explains how much rest athletes need, how to measure fatigue, and how to make good use of recovery tools. Drawing on her own experience and extensive interviews with coaches, trainers, and elite athletes, Rountree details daily recovery practices, demystifying common aids like ice baths, compression apparel, and supplements. Athletes will discover which methods work and how and when they are most effective.

Post-race recovery is critical to performance gains. Rountree offers recovery plans for a variety of events, from short distance bike races to ultramarathons. This invaluable resource enables athletes to maintain the perfect balance between hard training and rest so that they can feel great and compete at their highest capability.

press

First Read: Sage Rountree’s The Athlete’s Guide to Recovery
LAVA Magazine, April 2011

R+R: Sage Advice
Another Mother Runner, May 2011

reviews

Book Review: The Athlete’s Guide to Recovery
Competitor Running, April 2001

“Reviewers overuse the word ‘essential’ in advocating for books they like. The Athlete’s Guide to Recovery is one book that truly deserves this designation. Most competitive endurance athletes do not do enough for recovery and this book is the only comprehensive and credible resource for athletes who seek to address their yin/yang imbalance.”
—Matt Fitzgerald