To learn more about performance in running, it’s often useful to look at how the best and most successful operate in the world of performance and coaching from other sports.
Take a look at Sir Clive Woodward. He made his England rugby side unbeatable when they became World Champions in 2003. Focusing on injury prevention, diet and mental strategies – his team became fitter than ever.
Mo Farah now spends more time in the gym than ever. He also focuses even harder on improving his recovery when not training.
What makes these athletes so successful?
The theory of the 1% gain is that by making seemingly insignificant 1% performance-enhancing changes, they can add up to a big increase in performance.
Here are 20 ways you can make a 1% gain in improvement in your performance. Add them up, and that’s a 20% improvement on your PB!