I’m not talking about the flexibility that you get from stretching, (although that is always a useful thing to have!) I’m talking about being flexible and creative with your training.
Depending on when your priority event is, you will probably need, and want to train during the Christmas period.
However you will (probably!) also want to spend time with your family and friends. The trick is to get the balance right. Remember it is your Christmas holiday too and you can choose how much pressure to put yourself under, keep the day low key if you want less stress, and enjoy getting out and about when its quiet.
If you need/want to get out for a run for half an hour it doesn’t really have much impact on anyone else, so keep it consistent, its better to do a little something each day than to try and catch up on training after Christmas. You will probably be in a better mood too after your endorphin fix and have more energy for everyone around you.
The next post will be about creative training, and how to think outside the box when trying to fit training in over the holidays.