Table of Contents
- Don’t Be Afraid To Take A Zero
- Get On The Track Or Even A Treadmill
- Find Running Buddies
- Know When To Shut Down Your Season
- Don’t Worry About Pace And Time
- Speed Things Up
- Analyze Your Routine And Your Environment
- Do An “Easy Win” Workout
- Keep An Eye On Your Sleep And Your Diet
- Remember Why You’re A Runner
Keep An Eye On Your Sleep And Your Diet
Overtraining and insomnia are closely related. If you’re slumping toward the end of summer, you may be experiencing irregular patterns with your sleep cycles, which can get worse as you advance through to your fall training program. Set a designated bedtime every night. Establish a sleeping routine such as reading in bed or practicing meditation before retiring for the evening.
Hartmann says another thing to look at is your nutrition and hydration. If your region has been especially hot for weeks, it’s possible you haven’t been optimally hydrated for weeks. Poor diet choices and the timing of your meals may only magnify your slump. Plan your meals as carefully as your workouts and be ever mindful of your hydration levels.