“31 Easy Tips to Sporting Excellence” is designed to provide suggestions for areas of improvement in your triathlon training and racing which offer great gains that you might not be aware of.
Today’s tip is #19: Stay Healthy!
Easier said than done of course, especially in the cold winter weather.
However there are a lot of things that we can and should do to minimize our chances of getting sick, and reduce the training days we miss due to illness:
- Manage your training progression & periodization
- Take rest days & vary the intensity of training sessions
- Get plenty of sleep
- Eat well – fruit and veg, vitamin C, etc
- Dress appropriately – before, during and after training
By being proactive we can maximize our training effectiveness over the course of a season. Consistency throughout the season is key when it comes to performance and racing our best – be it triathlon, ironman, open water swimming or running (etc, etc).
Previous tips in the 31 Easy Tips series include:
#1: Drink Water First Thing in the Morning
#2: Write Down Your Goals (Now!)
#3: Ask an Expert
#4: Start Stretching
#5: Track your progress towards your Goals
#6: Take a Cold Shower
#7: Incorporate Drills into your Workouts
#8: Superfoods for Superperformance
#9: Get Some Rest
#10: Cross train
#11: Reward Yourself
#12: Don’t Breathe in the Pool
#13: Take a Bath
#14: Do Squat!
#15: Get Yourself a Mentor
#16: Do Yoga
#17: Be on Time
#18: Leave Your Bucket of Troubles at the Door