Cold has long been advocated as treatment for sore muscles after a hard workout but recent research is beginning to suggest that heat may actually be a better way to go. Can heat decrease the soreness associated with delayed onset muscle soreness and actually accelerate recovery to improved performance? I review the evidence. Sara Gross and Sarah True are the dynamic duo behind the podcast If We were Riding one of many podcasts that celebrate women in sport and can be found among the many excellent podcasts geared towards women on the Live Feisty Website. In part 1 of my conversation with them we tackle subjects like issues facing women in triathlon and how men can be better allies.