The buzz word with coaches today is Rest. We all have busy lives: family, work, and training. But are you adding Rest? We worry about getting those miles and time in every week but cut short our sleep. Most injuries are from over use and over training, just not listening to our bodies. Cutting workouts back every 3rd or 4th week and workout 6 days a week instead 7, actually improves your race outcome. Last year, Holly would push hard every workout and never take a rest day. She constantly had colds, got inured and she was disappointed with her race results. This year, she listen to me and does a rest day every week. Her races times have improve. If you are tired all the time and keep getting sick, rest!
The voice of Ironman, Mike Reilly at Tri-Mania Boston: “You are an Ironman”