Wondering what other people's opinions are on recovery workouts. One of the books I have says that there is no benefit to recovery workouts, and one of my coaches said that they are important and that the pros do them. I had them on one of the running plans that I was following last season, and I asked my coach if I could just leave them off, and he said no and wanted me to leave them on. What I want to know is:
- Is there a benefit to recovery workouts, if so, what are the benefits?
- Can they be used on rest days or rest weeks instead of taking a full rest day?
- do you do recovery workouts and how or what do you use them for?