This is one of the things Athletes need to realize very soon in their journey.

This is one of the things Athletes need to realize very soon in their journey.

Respect your body and your body will respect you. ?

The past 8 weeks I've had a complete different approach on my training.

I always taught being a runner you need to run day in and day out but the only place it got me was in bed tired and drained.

I had to pull myself together and realize that the way I was training was getting me no where slowly...

I had to respect my body in order for my body to respect me. I made many changes and it is changes that I am still getting used to but it was changes that was important for me to make.

My training program now consists of 2 rest days 2 hard days 2 easy days and 1 day of strength training.

Following this approach I can feel a big diffrence in my performance and Sunday will be the big test.

We tend to overload ourself and think to improve we need to have big loads of training but that is not the case at all. Giving your body time to heal just makes it stronger and overtraining is never a good thing no matter how you look at it.

In the end your training should also bring joy to your life and must not be a burden to you.

Respect your body and your body will respect you. ?

Love MEL❤️

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Melandi Venter

Sports conditioning coach /personal trainer and gym manager at Overkruin High School from Pretoria

Age group: Senior Woman
Club: Nedbank Running Club Gauteng North
Coach: Riaan Geyer

My Disciplines
Strength Training Track & Field Half Marathon Functional Training 10k Fitness

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