Congratulations! You’ve completed your marathon…. all that training, the sacrifices you’ve made along the way, and now it’s over. It can be quite common to experience post-marathon blues, and wonder what you’re going to do with all that spare time now!
In this article I share with you my take on what 5 steps lead someone to great athletic performance, whichever type of sport or activity. Most people will be doing at least two-three of the following, but to truly reach your potential then all five are a must-have in your training programme or you’ll simply underperform.
In general, people exercise to make some part of their body function better. However, without effective use of recovery periods (see 4 Recovery Periods Your Probably Ignoring!) you’ll most likely waste most of your hard work! With this in mind here are 7 simple recovery strategies everyone needs to be doing. Give them a try.
Like me, if you train hard from week to week and month to month on a specific training programme you’d like and expect to see regular physiological improvements and adaptations. I can say I do, but how many people are actually treading water, or in some cases going backwards, from week to week and month to month, or even year to year?