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My First Race: Recovery Matters

  • By Mario Fraioli
  • Published Nov. 22, 2010
  • Updated Oct. 1, 2013 at 6:45 AM UTC

Now only a few weeks away from her first race at the Zappos.com Rock ‘n’ Roll Las Vegas Half Marathon, Nike Run Reporter Melissa Freeman goes into detail about the importance of recovery in her training program. Click on the image below to watch the latest installment of our My First Race video series to see how Melissa’s training is coming along, as well as how she utilizes rest, ice baths and massage to recover from her long runs and tough workouts.

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Mario Fraioli

Mario Fraioli

Mario Fraioli is a senior editor at Competitor magazine. A cross-country All-American at Stonehill College in 2003, he now coaches the Prado Women's Racing Team in San Diego and was the men's marathon coach for Costa Rica's 2012 Olympic team. His first book, The Official Rock 'n' Roll Guide To Marathon & Half-Marathon Training (VeloPress, 2013) is available in bookstores, running shops and online.

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