Training is limited by your ability to recover. Key to this ability to recover is post-exercise nutrition. In 2015, Daniel R. Moore, PhD wrote an excellent article for the American College of Sports Medicine discussing carbohydrate and protein replacement strategies to optimize post-endurance exercise recovery.
Every finishing sprint is actually two sprints. The first one is for position and the second one is to the line. Of the two, the first sprint is BY FAR the more important of the two.
In my last article, I discussed ways an athlete can refresh and strengthen his or her body in the off-season. In this article I will discuss what an athlete can do to help refresh and refocus the mind in the off-season.