If you don’t sleep or rest enough your immune system is not able to recover, and you therefore predispose yourself to injury and illness.
Stress also hammers the immune system, so stress management needs to be part of your marathon training plan.
Please make sure you get in touch with Lucy and her team if you are stressed, feel fatigued or are struggling to sleep properly.
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