Just a short recap on last week show because this is one of the most important fundamentals to ensure that the practice we do is mindful to ensure that the practice we do helps us go to new levels of exertion to ensure that we don’t let mental fatigue cause us to have lacklustre training.
We spoke about the difference between mental fatigue and physical fatigue
And of course to those of you that really take these methods to heart this will lead to other points such as what about your nutrition?And before we discuss about pushing the limits it’s also important to discuss regular testing that will ensure you know where you are coming from and whether you are improving or not. So the Cooper test test to become one of your routines.
And I know, some runners in certain age groups feel they don’t need to do this that it is a waste of time. Especially if there is a lack of confidence. Yes, it is often concealed as lack of interest. But I promise you, having worked with so many athletes every runner wishes to perform on a better level no matter what age it is simply that once we hit that magical 40 making improvements to our runtime require extra effort and mental effort and this only goes or is only possible with the right preparation and mindset.
So this brings me to the question what is the goal for the rest of the year? Whatever your goal is perhaps you’ve said something like fine, I’m going to train harder than before. But hang on that is exactly the worst thing you can do right now. Because you will be setting yourself up for failure.
If you set yourself up to run faster on the same track on the same route or you are going to try to just run longer and go edit harder that will lead to difficulties. And with difficulties I mean possible injuries, setbacks and heartbreak moments.