No cycling or running today – it’s a rest day.
That concept can seem counter-intuitive when you’re training for a particular goal, but it’s essential. When you train, you deplete your energy reserves and pull your muscle fibres apart. Rest days allow your body to repair, rebuild and replenish – and it’s this rebuilding process that improves your ability to do more, faster. If you don’t, your body can become fatigued, and your training will suffer.
So, today, I shall be at me Mum’s, eating roast turkey and veggies (no potatoes…) and no chocolate. Whatever you’re up to – happy weekend! (and don’t forget to rest)