It’s a nice morning for a walk, so I went for a 3.4 mile walk this morning.
I’ve taken a break from training for the better part of this week, in part for recovery, in part because J’s been under the weather.
I usually walk 2-3 miles on days I don’t lift, which works out to every other morning. I believe (based somewhat on empirical evidence, somewhat on Russian/Soviet weightlifting coaches, and somewhat on my own experience) that if you are going to do one activity for your health and well-being, it’s a walk, outside, in the morning. During my every other day or so walks, I listen to podcasts. Recently, I’ve been listening to the EliteFTS Sports Performance Podcast.
If you are in any way involved with sports performance, as a coach, trainer, or an athlete, I highly recommend listening. Of course – that’s the target audience. But I’d also suggest that if you are in any way a fan of sport and you want to learn about improving individual (including your own) performance, team performance, psychology of winning, and a number of other subjects that are applicable to not only sports performance, but all types of performance, you should check them out.
I just listened to Ashley Jones, and while his expertise lies in training rugby players, there are nuggets in the hour-long interview that apply to me as a power lifter, as an entrepreneur, and certainly would have applied to my prior life as a leader (and individual contributor) in a corporate setting.
So check it out. And go for a walk.