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The Athlete's Guide to Recovery
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"The Athlete's Guide to Recovery "is the first comprehensive exploration of the art and science of athletic rest. Certified cycling, triathlon, and running coach and yoga instructor Sage Rountree guides athletes to full recovery and improved performance. Her book explains how much rest athletes need, how to measure fatigue, and how to make the best use of recovery tools.

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About the Author

Sage Rountree holds coaching certifications from USA Triathlon, USA Cycling, and the Road Runners Club of America and is a registered, experienced yoga instructor with Yoga Alliance. She is a regular contributor to Runner's World, Triathlete, and Yoga Journal magazines and has contributed to USA Triathlon Life, VeloNews, Running Times, Inside Triathlon, and Endurance magazines as well as several websites. She is a featured instructor at Kripalu and offers yoga workshops for athletes and coaches around the country. She is author of The Athlete's Guide to Yoga and The Athlete's Pocket Guide to Yoga. Sage is co-owner of the Carrboro Yoga Company. Please learn more about Sage at sagerountree.com.

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"Rountree helps you make the most of your down time, with methods both simple (massage, napping) and technical (computerized compression sleeves)." -- Bicycling magazine "An all-encompassing guide for how (and why) to make recovery an extension of your training...If there's a recovery tool on the mraket, it's probably explained in this book--think everything from compression socks to Epsom salts to NormaTec MVP boots." -- Triathlete magazine "The Athlete's Guide to Recovery stresses the oft-neglected key to a successful season of endurance sports--recovery...This invaluable resource will enable you to maintain that hard-to-find balance between rigorous training and rest so that you can feel great and compete at your highest capability." -- USA Triathlon Life magazine "The Athlete's Guide to Recovery is a truly essential resource for endurance athletes. 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 imbalance." -- Running.Competitor.com "The Athlete's Guide to Recovery combines years of accumulated research, knowledge, and practice into a single volumn on how to rest right." -- LAVA magazine "Rountree does a brilliant job of discussing one of the most critical (and frequently neglected) aspects of performance...Easy to read and understand, The Athlete's Guide to Recovery is an indispensable resource for runners of all levels." -- Canadian Running magazine "Informative and easily understandable." -- Athletics Weekly magazine "A fast read [offering] good insight on how to avoid overtraining and how to incorporate both qualitative and quantitative data tracking to gauge [your] level of recovery." -- TriMadness "Sage Rountree takes much of the guesswork out of recovery and explains why it is so important. The book includes tips and recommended recovery times for various races. Read it guilt-free while resting by a pool or on a beach." -- Salt Lake Tribune "The Athlete's Guide to Recovery is the kind of book I wish I had when I was seriously competing in triathlons...It might have saved me from injuries and overtraining as well as improved my speed." -- Chicago Tribune

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