Top tip: Use the autumn to get your recovery strategies sorted. Perhaps you need to invest in a new mattress to make the most of those longer nights or a pair OOFOS to give your feet and legs some love between sessions.
Get Micro: Vitamins and minerals, micro-nutrients, will help build and maintain a healthy functioning immune system and stave off some of the colds and infections that can really hamper the consistency of you training.
Top Tip: Spend some time in the kitchen! Even if just 2-3 times a week to start off with cook for yourself and really look to vary your meals and include a broad span of fruit and vegetables. Vitamins C, B6, E, D and zinc all contribute to a healthy functioning immune system.
Forward thinking: The Autumn is a great time to plan your 2019. Getting your mind into action on the goal races or events you want to tackle next year will also be critical in keeping you motivated winter which will provide you with the endurance platform on which your PBs will be set!
Top Tip: Sit down over a nice warm drink and reflect upon your 2018 so far. What’s gone well, what could be improved? Perhaps you feel strong with endurance but lacking speed, perhaps you didn’t get in the core and strength work you’d planned. Alongside this shortlist some races or goals which will get you motivated and fired up. Marrying up your goals with where you feel you currently are is the starting point for your plan!