Spring Training is going strong for many CLA athletes right now. The (slightly) warmer, (somewhat) drier days with welcome light makes it a lot easier to get in training and more! When you are hitting your stride with training and life, don't forget that crucial component of recovery: quality sleep!
We've all been guilty of burning the candle at both ends trying to fit it all in. What does lack of sleep do for athletic performance?
As a coach, over and over again I see that rest days are one of the hardest pieces of training to address. No matter the level of athlete, everyone wants to know what they can do to get better but the answer is not always what they expect.
With our busy lifestyles, goal driven pursuits, and a mentality which says more is always better, being more cognizant of taking rest days can be the one thing you do to help your training. What is a #restdaybrags? If you think this can’t possibly apply to you, read on.
It’s a conspiracy here at CLA Team. We want to throw you into the deep end of a pool or into a lake!
Aqua Jogging or Deep-Water Running has been used as a rehab exercise for injured runners for a long time and even as a training tool in the elite fields. Only recently there has been an upsurge in research and information about how deep-water running or aqua jogging is a great workout in it’s own right. Any athlete looking to capitalize on building cardiovascular fitness minus the pounding effects of running can jump right on in and get started. As a form of cross training aqua jogging is the most specific to running. It closely mimics your running form while using most of the same muscles and more of your upper body. What do you need to know?
You did it! It’s been months that you’ve had to think about fueling and scheduling and training. Admit it, sometimes your upcoming race consumed all your thoughts, sometimes you did not want to run or other things got in the way. Life happens and we get it. We have all been there! Despite the ups and downs, you made it to race day ready to toe the line and we hope you had fun on the journey.
And now you are done! Recovering from a race takes many forms. What now?