5 Be a Sponge
No matter how you plot your races and training blocks, be sure to monitor your body and listen to any signals that call for rest and recovery. Schedule a couple of easy weeks throughout your season to rejuvenate and stay fresh. With every training race and workout, your goal is to recover quickly from the effort with even more stamina, strength and speed. To reap the benefits of your workouts, allow yourself to recover fully and effectively. Your body knows best, listen to it carefully.