Success is not built on success. It’s built on failure. It’s built on frustration. Sometimes it’s built on catastrophe. Tears, exhaustion and unfulfilled expectations are the fuel for development. This, too, is what competitive sports are about.
Tough start for Lisa after coming back home. Never being satisfied with your splits can be hard, but it can also push you to the top. If you choose to grow, you have to #StepOutOfYourComfortzone 💥💥💥 and #AcceptChange - in Sports, as in Life, too.
“The tiny seed knew that in order to grow, it needed to be dropped in dirt, covered with darkness, and struggle to reach the light.”
Performance is the result of a good balance between tough training and a good portion of rest - combined with tons of passion ❤️ ❤️❤️ #nevertoomuchpassion
Gerade wieder in der #heimat 🏡🏡🏡 angekommen und passend zur Ruhewoche erreichte uns #eppelheimbackt - ein tolles Projekt der Autorin, die mit viel Liebe die bunte Kreativität unseres Eppelheimer #dorflebens zusammen gesammelt hat. Der Erlös kommt übrigens dem Eppelheimer #ehrenamt zu Gute 🙏 🙏🙏
Zu einer sportlich-gesunden Ernährung gehören für uns übrigens weder Verbote noch Verzicht. 🥗🥑🍠 Salat und Gemüse schmeckt viel besser, wenn man ganz bewusst auch ab und zu einfach mal zugreift: von daher blättern wir uns mit Freude durch die vielen #rezeptideen Der Körper signalisiert von ganz alleine, was er wann braucht - man muss nur lernen, genau hinzuhören #listentoyourbody
When you wake up in the morning🌅, do you feel like #speed 🚀🚀🚀? Then go out and smash some #intervals or include some sprints. There are #trail#passages that simply call for super speed!! 💥💥💥 Let the inner child #runfree 🥳🥳🥳
There is probably no greater difference between us than in terms of rest 💤💤 😴💤💤
While Stefan is a pro concerning #restdays, Lisa's often struggling with keeping her feet still. 👣 If the Training Block is hard enough though, it's no problem not to move at all a whole day😂😂😂 (except from stretching).
And thanks to Coach Busch @hessentrainer.de we're having at least one restday per week since two years now 💤💤💤 Often we're even having two days off a week - one day then is with easy #restdaymoves
#trailrunning #lessons Running on trails can teach you to use a wide range of stride length and frequency 👣
Try to vary between long and powerful vs. short and fast steps during the uphill⛰️ ...and feel the difference!
While running rocky downhills we recommend to do many rather small, but really quick steps to avoid sliding away. #CoordinationIsKey Our #quadmother Jean Ashley would say #TapItOut 🏃👣🏃🏼♀️ Can you do >190 steps per Minute? #tipp ⌚ Modern watches like Garmin do have a metronome-function!
By the way, in life it's the same: sometimes small steps are better than huge strides 🤷🚶🏃🏼♀️
#trailrunning #Lessons 👣 As life does, too, trails go up and down. ⛰️⛰️⛰️ Try to feel the difference: lean your body forward and backward and figure out which position might be more efficient. Just knowing you have to lean forward isn't enough - experiencing the correct technique is the key!
Especially on the downhill a good body alignment directly results in cool speed 🚀🚀🚀
P.S.: Leaning forward does not mean a duck-ass-position🦆 😉
Of course #race schedules are uncertain these days, but that doesn't stop us from #PushingLimits, chasing personal bests and #SharingThePassion ❤️❤️❤️ Anyway, we're #racing against each other every day 😂 so better #BePrepared 🚀🚀🚀
youtu.be/HKftv2MlKBo Just in time before we head back to Fuerteventura, we send you some sunny hugs and lots of energy =) Allow yourself some dreaming and come with us to our paradise island for a short mental holiday!
We'll be back in the sun for another 4-week-block of big training in a few days. Bye bye german winter!! We won't miss you 😀
Don't wait for the perfect moment, take the moment and make it perfect 🤗
Today were perfect conditions for our little thought control #game! Have you ever done a #Run with 💯%-Focus? It's astonishing where your #thoughts stray 🤯while you're convinced to be completely concentrated! It takes time & effort to really #focus on your training, #technique and #speed 🚀🚀🚀
Try this: every time your watch beeps or at every corner speak out loud your last thought (just a key word) - be honest! Then "talk yourself back into your focus" by repeating a key word connected to technique (e.g. "knee", "relax", "forefoot" ...) or speed ("frequency", "Push", ...).
The rougher the conditions, the harder it gets 💪 ...and the greater the benefit 💯