Look at the positives of sickness Getting sick can feel like the worst thing when you’ve been training hard. It feels like all the great progress you’ve made instantly disappears in one or two days while you sulk about with congestion, headaches, aches and pains. Thinking it’ll take months to get back to the fitness levels you were before being sick, it can feel like a sense of helplessness. But there are always two sides to look at anything. For example, being positive with training; Looking at the upsides of sickness can help to get through the challenging period a little less stressful. Sickness provides well-needed rest. Training is about…
Rest is a critical part of training and progress. It’s definitely not something to overlook and is important for success at sport.
Sleep promotes the building of muscle, strength, and endurance. It is critical to recovery and should be made a priority if you want to get your best results. Although I know these facts, I still really struggle in the sleep department to go to bed when I should! I bring this topic up, as of late its been something I’ve really been struggling with to get on top of. As an age grouper triathlete with a family, I like to have some downtime that’s not training, working or getting the kids sorted. I have a natural tendency to stay up and so I find myself digging a hole for myself…
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