Are you frustrated because you are working harder than ever just to get the same results you've always gotten?
Tonight on "Sunday Perspective" we'll show you how to get back up and back on top!
TAKING A BREAK.
"There are a few common causes of stagnation in training. Often it is an indication that you have peaked — that your body has reached the short-term limit of its adaptive potential. This is likely to be the case if you have been increasing your training steadily for many weeks, or increasing it a little too rapidly. The only solution here is to take a short break from running, maybe do some enjoyable cross-training for two or three weeks, and then begin a fresh training program.
That’s the worst-case scenario. Other times a plateau is merely an indication that you need a brief recovery period to absorb recent training before you resume your build-up. In fact, whenever you encounter a plateau, the first thing you should do is cut back on your training mileage by 20-30 percent for a week and see if that doesn’t bring you around."(source: http://running.competitor.com/2013/07/training/plateau-busters_10538)
Sometimes we do a really great job on making ourselves feel horrible about not experiencing success. And sometimes the very thing that will allow us to experience it is the same thing that holds us back temporarily. OUR HARD WORK. Sometimes…the day of rest, week of vacation, or any other time off is something we feel guilty about…when in fact it's the very thing that will keep us in tip top shape to tackle anything in our path.
The article we drew inspiration from tonight for our blog was specifically about running (bonus for you runners out there!)…but the main thought…aka…perspective is something we can all learn from.
To perform our best,
we have to build time in
to put our feet up and rest.
Have a great start to your week…
We hope you find success,
and that you'll set aside some time to rest so you'll be able to.