Humans evolved to run, hunt and gather. The science of post-exercise recovery reveals how our bodies also adapted to quickly rebuild.
Recovery gets more important the older you get.
The usefulness of ice baths is debated, but there's a compromise.
Here are some guidelines to get yourself back up to speed after a race.
Don't do your next marathon until you've forgotten your last one, Bill Rodgers once advised.
Self-massage is an easy and effective way for endurance athletes to treat tightness and stay injury free.
Research shows that less high-intensity training is better than too much.
Sleep is a critical part of the recovery process and is one area in which we can all improve.
Sometimes getting sick or injured while training is beyond your control.