Want to run and ride better? Get your body in line. Trying to run or ride when your body is misaligned will result in pain and injury. Having good alignment will result in you moving more comfortably and getting better results!
Try these tips:
Some great times to check your body position are when you get up in the morning, while you’re making a hot drink, sitting at a desk, standing in a supermarket queue, when you are on the phone, and before you go to sleep. You can do it any time that works for you.
But what about the BAD DAYS?
We all have bad days – those when we miss a run or a ride. Those times can be demoralising and can wreck your confidence, so it’s important not to let them get to you.
1. Remember you’re not a robot. Don't expect to be at the top of your game every day, there will be times when life just gets in the way.
2. Never let a bad day put you off. You think you’ve gone backwards and that your past successes count for nothing. Keep it in perspective.
3. Forget the bad day as quickly as possible. Mentally tick it off and move on.
4. Bad days hone your mental strength. Consider some of the upsides to getting through the day and not giving up. Those days make you mentally stronger and teach you to keep going when things are tough.
5. Bad days can help you really value the good days. Think about how the odd bad day makes you really appreciate those great times when everything comes together.
6. Analyse why you had a bad training day. Have you been overtraining? Are you coming down with something? Are you overtired? Dehydrated? Stressed out at work or home? Is there something you can change or improve to stop it happening again?
Don’t give a bad training day more weight that it deserves; it’s just a bad day. See it for what it is, don't over-dramatise and get back out there again. See you on the start line in 2.5 weeks!