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“In short, recovery runs do not enhance recovery. Nevertheless, recovery runs are almost universally practiced by top runners.”
“Eating less and exercising more are equally good at helping take off the pounds, U.S. researchers said Friday in a study that challenges many of the popular tenets of the multibillion dollar diet and fitness industry.”
It’s recovering from running that makes you fitter. The stress of running flips a number of hormonal and genetic switches in various parts of your body, allowing each part to adapt in a way that renders it better prepared for the next workout.