Friday, January 27, 2017
You have been rocking your workouts and adding extra training sessions to your week, just because you are feeling so damn great! You almost feel invincible! Now is the time to find out what you are capable of and push even further, harder and faster, right?
You have been doing all of your training sessions but you felt slower on your last couple of runs/rides. Easy pace didn't feel easy and your heart rate is too high. You couldn't get your speed up to target pace during your last couple of interval sessions. You are training so hard but your performance is stale or getting worse. Now is the time to push further, harder and faster, right?
You are beyond stressed out at work and home life is just as crazy right now. You can't get to bed before midnight but you still have to get up early and do it all again tomorrow. You feel like you are burning the candle at both ends and man, now your throat is a bit sore. You missed your key workouts last week because of 'life' and exhaustion. Now is the time to make up those workouts and push yourself to squeeze even more in, right?
Friday, January 13, 2017
Are you following the same program in the gym and lifting the same weights that you were last year, or the year before last (or not doing any strength training at all??) and wondering why you don't seem to get any stronger? Or, have you been running the same pace, the same route and following the same running schedule all year, or for many years and wonder why you aren't getting any faster? Well, folks, I'm here to give you a friendly reminder that the same old just ain't gonna work;). Results take focus, effort and overload balanced with optimal recovery (and nutrition) and you need a progressive training plan for that.
If you aren't progressing, you are maintaining or regressing. It's as simple as that.