Actually interesting - I was expecting an article that suggested a rest day rather than a recovery run -
I thought like many that the idea was to flush out the lactic acid but obviously not!!!
You have to ask then what is the point of a run the day after a marathon orf other similar effort that builds up the type of stiffness most marathon runners experience.
There isn't any piont Unless you beleive the lacttae acid baloney. You've done so much muscle damage after a marathon, even stretching afyerwards is not advised.
From the study:
In this study, subjects exercised one leg once daily and the other leg twice every other day. The total amount of training was equal for both legs, but the leg that was trained twice every other day was forced to train in a pre-fatigued state in the afternoon (recovery) workouts, which occurred just hours after the morning workouts. After several weeks of training in this split manner, the subjects engaged in an endurance test with both legs. The researchers found that the leg trained twice every other day increased its endurance 90 percent more than the other leg.
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