Basketball (and the jumping required by it) places great strain on even healthy achilles tendons. So be very careful to recover fully.
And on the subject of recovery, Running Times recently published a wonderful article by Lorraine Moller — one of New Zealand's greatest distance runners ever. She wrote about Arthur Lydiard's training insights, and the value of recovery after hard workouts and racing efforts. This paragraph in particular expresses so much:
"Training can be defined as specific stress applied to the body to invoke a corresponding adaptation. The training stimulus (workout) causes a temporary breakdown in the body (catabolic phase) followed by the adaptive period (recovery), during which the body rebuilds itself so as to better withstand the stress that it has just endured (anabolic phase). Breakdown and buildup better than before, breakdown and buildup better than before; this is the rhythm of good training.
Interestingly, the desired training effect does not take place during the workout but during the recovery. We improve not while we are training but while we are resting. More often than not, bad training is a mismatch of breakdown and buildup: either the workout is too hard or the recovery is inadequate, or both."
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