When you first start exercising, improving your personal best is an absolute breeze. The bathroom scales tick down nicely, every run feels easier and you beat the clock with joyful certainty every single time. Faster, fitter, stronger every time – until you’re not.
As your fitness improves, naturally, improving your personal best gets more difficult, despite keeping to all the good habits you’ve established. There is no substitute for hard work, a good diet and an intelligent understanding of how your body performs, but if your training has become a bit jaded then have a look at a few of our favourite tips to give you some inspiration and get you moving up once more.