Last night I was mulling over the idea that ‘We’ve got nothing to loose’ whilst the world is in COVID lockdowns, and trying to become a better athlete overall.
Prior to the birth of my first child, I had so much time to train, and recover, that adherence to sessions was very easy.
Now I’m finding my sleep quality is not what it once was. Stress levels increased etc. I’ve been struggling for about a year with nailing my sessions, I’ve either shortened them or have had days where I just don’t want to train because I’m wrecked or cant be stuffed. Post race, im done with the training structure for weeks on end.
So Ive decided to do a training block change. Instead of the traditional 3/4 weeks on, 1-week recovery. I am considering going down the past of 2 weeks on, 1-week recovery. This is believe will level out the stress across the year, so I can handle the additional workloads and bigger weeks, without burying myself that by the time I get to a recovery week, im not struggling just to complete that.
Is there any pit falls of this that im not seeing, other then adding weeks to training plans. What else have people tried?