The Athlete's Guide to Recovery: Rest, Relax, and Restore for Peak Performance


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About the Author

Sage Rountree is a certified coach with USA Triathlon and the Road Runners Club of America. She is an internationally recognized authority on yoga for athletes and an Experienced Registered Yoga Teacher with the Yoga Alliance. Her popular yoga classes for athletes draw students ranging from Ironman triathletes and Olympians to everyday cyclists, runners, and walkers, as well as team-sports athletes. A successful competitor in running and triathlon, she has raced distances ranging from the 400m to the 50K, super sprint triathlon to Ironman. Sage is a frequent 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. Sage is the author of "The Athlete's Guide to Yoga" and "The Athlete's Pocket Guide to Yoga."


"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." -- "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