Recovery Time- Better known as Nap, Nap, Nappy Time
This has become a recurring theme this week. I have one client that has an injury and refuses to give the injury the proper time to heal.
Without the proper healing and treatment time, this person risks injuring themselves and not being able to play in their sport again.
Client number two is a triathlete who trains well, but could use more recovery time. Burn out, will sideline any Personal Records. More is not necessarily better. As my pup pictures show….play hard, nap hard.
Massage is considered recovery, so is laying on the couch having a slug day. Both are active parts of your training. I love this lady and her blog and better yet her books. I have the pocket guide which is great for travel.
Quoted from Sage Rountree’s website:
To paraphrase Finley Peter Dunne, the job of the coach is to comfort the afflicted and afflict the comfortable. In sport training, as in yoga, we need to play the edge, taking the body (and mind, and spirit) up to its limits to see what’s on the other side—to learn about our essence—but not to push so far that we do harm. This means that often my job is to hold the athlete back: to leave things out, rather than putting them in. Only through recovery do we receive the gains of training, so rest is essential for your physical and mental balance. You have to take it easy to be able to go hard.
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