Are you missing something in your training?
I have been in somewhat of a brain fog for the last week since completing RAAM, Race Across America. Riding your bike 75-100 miles a day for 8 days with less than 8 hours of sleep total can have major negative affects on the brain and body and recovery for myself and the whole crew is a priority.
It’s a good reminder that if you want to be able to perform at a high level, It is not just the training that makes it happen.
You must include a supportive lifestyle so you can achieve the results you desire and be functional in your life outside of triathlon.
So, I’m asking you to look at your day-to-day routine.
Are you recovering from your training on a daily basis???
Do you take the time to SLOW DOWN after a workout and do some breathing and stretching, and speak some words of gratitude to yourself for getting up and hitting your workout and intervals.
Are you fueling your body with good, clean nutrition and fresh spring water every day so that it can show up for you?
Clean nutrition is needed before, during and after training to get the best out of your body.
Your mind and body will certainly let you know if they are not getting what you need. BUT, are you paying attention to the signs.
You can only ignore the messages your body is sending for so long. After that illness or injury will occur so the body makes sure it gets what it needs!
I love that.
Sometimes we are so focused on the outcome, we forget that the most important thing is the journey, the day to day, and the details!
If you are always pushing and struggling and not enjoying, smiling, laughing and having fun… WHAT”S THE POINT!!!
I ask you to pause today and assess your lifestyle, nutrition and recovery process. See where you can then give yourself what you need that may be missing.
Perhaps after a workout, you lay under a tree and look at the clouds and gently stretch and breath slowly; Before a training session you make sure you are fueled with good clean nutrition to get the job done to perfection, and then sit in mediation after and be grateful for your strong successful body that does everything you ask of it; Or schedule a massage, spa day, or fun outing with friends.
Let’s create some joy and bliss for ourselves around all this training!
What would happen if you took a whole week to nurture your body and mind surrounding your training????
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Erinne Guthrie is a USA Triathlon Level II Certified Coach since 1999 and Chief Motivating Officer at Full Circle Coaching, LLC since 2010. Creator of Triathlon Transformation. She has been training, racing and coaching triathletes since 1997. She is also a CHEK Holistic Lifestyle Coach Level 3, USMS Master’s Swim Coach, Motivational Speaker, Metabolic Efficiency Specialist, Mom, Mermaid and much much more.