MY LEGS ARE READY BUT MY HEAD STILL HAS A LONG TO-DO LIST
It’s almost race day and suddenly my life is not about training but is busy with all the hullaballoo of London Marathon hype.
I’ve recently returned from a training camp in Albuquerque where I could focus on every aspect of my training. The intensity of my training is partnered with a certain calmness when I train in the US. Now that I’m back in the UK, it’s as if that serenity has been punctured by everyone’s interest in Sunday’s marathon.
A hard-core Zumba session, a long run or a whole day shopping. All of these are endurance activities that drain your energy stores and leave you feeling hungry, thirsty and physically exhausted.
What’s your recovery remedy? Instinctively you know that you need to eat and drink something after such an assault on the body’s resources; a banana works for some, a sports drink for others or maybe a cuppa and a cake works for you.
Getting good nutrition on board every day can help you to walk/run/swim/ride for longer, as can recovering well with the right food and drink. We all know this yet many of us are still prone to eating Hobnobs and drinking Diet Coke.