During this pandemic, our outlet to cope can be going for a run, hitting the gym, keeping ourselves active, and registering for every single virtual race that pops in our email. We are excited we are doing all these races; however, our body doesn’t perform at the level we want. You might be asking yourself,
“What is happening? I need to work out more and hit the weights and run more!”Hardcore Triathlete
Take a step back and ask yourself when was the last time you took time off and listened to your Coach.
You might be overdoing it and not allowing your body to heal and repair itself. As athletes, we know the importance of training for optimal performance and development! However, we forget that rest and recovery are an essential aspect of the training program as it allows your body to repair and strengthen itself in between sessions.
As Triathletes or Multisport athletes, we have four disciplines: swimming, biking, running, and strength training. Following a periodized training program will help you achieve your goals and find the balance that you need. After exercising a muscle group, let it rest for one to two days. Also, you must implement the following during your recovery:
If you follow these tips, this gives your muscles a chance to repair and heal. Especially during December, take the time to reach out to a Coach and plan your 2021 race schedule. Take small steps, and you will be able to achieve your goal! Hopefully, races will be up and running again!
If you have any questions, shoot me a text or email!
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