I found myself having a similar conversation with several athletes over the last couple of weeks regarding the level of work they're putting in and the marginal gains they're seeing relative to that work. Each conversation eventually led to the conclusion that everyday life also exacts a toll on your energy, both mental and
physical. And just as much, if not more than, the training itself. It reminded me of an article by Phil White that Training Peaks recently put out, which you can find HERE.
We all have those nights where we stay up a little too late binge watching that show we just can't turn away from, or maybe grabbed an extra beverage while grilling out for a holiday. As the saying goes, everything in moderation, but when those little decisions start to either stack up or become habit, that's where we start to see some challenges arise.
Food for thought, the article was worth a share!