As we all know, recovery time is sometimes the most important part of training. If I listen again to Dara Torres, she will say that at 41 and a well-trained athlete, her body does not recover as quickly as it did when she was younger.
Well, at 46 and many months, my body does not recover as well as it ever did and definitely not as well as a training athlete. So today, in an attempt to help with recovery from doing over 12 miles in the two previous days, I am holding out my workout til evening. I am probably going to be unhappy. I know my back and shoulders are tight from working at a computer all day. I am not sure if recovery will work as well when there are knots there to start with but it is worth a try.
How long do you generally allow your body after a good workout for recovery?