Remember that indoors competition usually means warming up and spending most of the day indoors with no oxygen from fresh air to fuel your body. This relates to all athletes all ages so parents and coaches need to know that competing indoors does not mean you have to warm up indoors. Please remember to were possible warm up outside even if it is cold to fuel your body’s energy reserve's before and also to help with recovery after the event. I was competing recently and had 5 events during the day beginning with warm up at 9am and competing almost every hour and a half with different track and Feld event finishing off with a 400m at 7pm. The indoor arena even though it had numerous exit doors were alarmed and closed preventing fresh oxygen from entering. Many athletes were complaining of being tired sleepy and not motivational, losing their drive to even compete. As the day continued many young athletes were pulling muscles as warmup were not being done and muscles unable to respond to this new state of deoxygenation.
The answer is simple preparation.
Warm think layers gloves hats and a willing mind to get outside and warm up. Throughout the day take a walk outside and do some swings easy strides fill up on the oxygen that is not stale and return rejuvenated and fired up ready to compete rather than sit watching others and getting tired. If this is your day and it’s important for you to test were your fitness is then make the warm up count.
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