Face The Facts
Burying bad fitness news (and yourself) won’t help in the long run
Bad training news can lead to good things
KEEPING AN EYE on your progress is satisfying when you’re ticking off all the things you pledged to do or not do (speedwork, foam rolling…no cake). But what about when things aren’t going to plan? A new study suggests many of us won’t step on the scales (for example) when we know the news will be bad. It’s called the ‘Ostrich Problem’ because evidence suggests burying your head in the sand when you’re not meeting your training goals is unhelpful. The researchers write: ‘Avoiding monitoring and recording makes it difficult to identify both the need to act and the most appropriate way to do so.’ In short, make use of training’s ups and downs.
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