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Inside Triathlon: Extreme Recovery

  • By Matt Fitzgerald
  • Published Dec 28, 2012
Photo: Aaron Hersh

1. Biometrics

Recovery is Tollakson’s first thought every morning. Literally. He starts each day by taking his pulse and stepping onto a Tanita Ironman scale to assess his hydration status.

“I really pay attention to the weight and hydration for recovery,” he said.
Tollakson does not often change workout plans based on a higher-than-normal morning pulse and dehydration, but he does often find that these numbers validate subjective feelings about his recovery status (energy level, muscle soreness, mood, etc.).

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