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Not a scientist or an elite - but picked up a couple of notions over the years. Doing quality training 2 days in a row (from jack Daniels) tempers both sessions & reduces injury risk. Going into sessions without prejudice - in other words, rather than waiting to feel good before doing a quality session, go into it with the right fatigue level so that you feel good AFTER the workout. I remember decades ago Guiseppe Marinoni saying some of his best races were after long nights. Fatigue made him a little more economical. I work with de-conditioned folks and my toughest challenge is communicating how to be fractionally more intense rather than going all out. And then I have to try to get them to be more at ease with some of the muscle tension you live with during recovery days. The intensity on Monday might make you feel tight on Tuesday and Wednesday, but it allows you to run fluid tempo by Thursday and feel great afterwards! I wonder if that basic disconnect of ideas is where & how injuries happen. I wonder if people think they have to feel "loose" and/or "recovered" before doing a good workout.

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