Alexandra Ellis is a polymath, having studied and worked in many different areas of exercise science, fitness, and coaching.
She has a degree in Exercise Biology and has amassed nearly 1,000 hours of yoga training. Alex also has additional education in:
As you can see, she has experiences that most coaches would envy (human dissection and NSCA training in particular).
And I'm always looking for new perspectives that will help us improve our running. Alex delivers in a fun episode that highlights her knowledge about the body, movement, recovery, and injuries.
In this conversation, we discuss:
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Today's episode is about recovery, and specifically recovery through three different perspectives: acute recovery - or what you do immediately after a hard workout or race, recovery as preparation - or what you do in training that makes recovery easier, and finally long-term recovery from season to season so you can avoid over-training and burning out.
It’s helpful to talk about recovery from different perspectives but also different time scales. Because recovery can happen in the micro and in the macro.
And I think this is really important because we runners tend to get caught up in this one dimensional form of thinking about recovery where we’re only focused on recovery after a run. It’s what we do after a race, or long run, or workout, that defines recovery.
But recovery is bigger than that and we’ll be better runners if recovery is more 3-dimensional.
Don't miss our free foam roller guide to expedite the recovery process at https://strengthrunning.com/roller/
Today's podcast episode features one of the lead coaches for Rogue Running, a massive running group in Austin, Texas.
After discovering the Running Rogue podcast and learning more about the group, I instantly recognized Chris McClung as a thoughtful coach who truly "gets" training (he's not going to tell you to run less, run faster...).
In this conversation, we focus on three key areas:
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