Good to Go: What the Athlete in All of Us Can Learn from the Strange Science of Recovery

by Christie Aschwanden



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ISBN-13: 9780393254334
Publisher: Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.
Publication date: 02/05/2019
Pages: 312
Sales rank: 31,534
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.30(h) x 1.20(d)

About the Author

Christie Aschwanden is an award-winning science journalist. She was the lead science writer at FiveThirtyEight for many years and is a former health columnist for the Washington Post. A finalist for the National Magazine Award, her writing has appeared in Outside, Discover, Smithsonian, and O, The Oprah Magazine. She’s also co-host of Emerging Form, a podcast about the creative process. She was a high school state champion in the 1,600-meter run, a national collegiate cycling champion, and an elite cross-country skier with Team Rossignol. She lives and occasionally still races in western Colorado.

Table of Contents

Introduction 1

1 Just-So Science 11

2 Be Like Mike 32

3 The Perfect Fuel 55

4 The Cold War 80

5 Flushing the Blood 102

6 Calming the Senses 121

7 The Rest Cure 139

8 Selling Snake Oil 160

9 Losing Your Zoom 185

10 The Magic Metric 203

11 Hurts So Good 233

Conclusion 251

Acknowledgments 257

Notes 261

Index 287

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