Training decision matrix:
Should you train today?
Training hard is not about pushing through pain, discomfort, chronic fatigue, and emotional stress.
Training hard is about training smart and knowing when to rest.
Your fitness is not defined by one single session. Your fitness is honed by a journey of well-considered and timely exercise stimuli with adequate recovery in the form of good nutritional choices, adequate and high-quality sleep, and well-timed rest. Missing training for a day or even a few days will not delete your fitness gains. Instead, it is more likely to lower your fatigue and reinvigorate your body and mind.
To help you make an informed decision about whether or not to train today, check out my decision tool below. It is free to use, anonymous, and no one is checking your answers. Your training decisions are about you, getting to know yourself, and trusting yourself to make the best judgement call everyday... Train smarter. Get stronger. Run faster.