You ran a personal record yesterday morning and felt great all day, but this morning, you're struggling to keep up your average pace. What is going on? Workouts can vary from day to day, and not every day is destined to be your best. That doesn't mean you should give up or skip the exercise altogether. Instead, use these tips to sleep, eat, hydrate, and recover to ensure workout success.
Each Day Is Different
When it comes to working out, everyone has good days and bad days at the gym or on the trails. Running 10 miles may feel like 5 miles, or conversely, lifting 10 pounds may feel like 50 pounds. Either way, understanding what factors affect your exercise performance can help better prepare you for your workout, regardless of the circumstances.