Friday, 22 April 2016

R&R = REST & RECOVER (Not ride and repeat)

It's taken me a long time to understand that sometimes in order to go faster you need to go slower. At 40 years old sometimes it's a tough pill to swallow that you can't train seven days a week relentlessly and see the gains you expect.

As part of my prep I have been taking that vital rest day and also 'enjoying' an essential deep tissue massage each week as part of that process. A gentle 1250 Metre swim in the evening after a day of rest is just what the doctor ordered. The toughest thing of all was whilst I was in the pool there was a tri swim school and I had to resist the temptation not to race, as they say "train to race not race to train"

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