Sacramento Martial Arts and Karate
So I've been on my training plan for a good 6 weeks now. And I'm learning A LOT. I've adjusted my workout schedule according to my body's demands.
These are the changes I made:
I made these changes based on the fact that I was exhausted by Thursdays and pretty much in a coma by 4pm on Saturdays :) So now I take Wednesdays off and Sundays off and I double up two days and do, what is essentially a triple workout, on Saturdays. I workout twice on Tuesdays/Thursdays because I do my sprint or rope workout during lunch, then have class in the evening. I do three workouts on Saturdays: class, crossfit and long run/ride. I could probably do without the long run/ride workout, but I really enjoy those... almost as much as my dog.
So far this has been a really humbling experience. I've always been a runner/athlete of some kind. Been playing soccer since I was 4. Seriously. At any point thru-out the year I can get up and go jog 10 miles without a problem. But you ask me to do a 20 second sprint and you'll see me flinch a bit, maybe even tear up just little. Training for something like this is a totally different animal. It has exposed a lot of... weaker areas. It has identified opportunities for improvement :) I know that going forward I will mix up my workouts more. I tend to choose distance challenges and train for those accordingly. But at this point, I just can't deny the benefit of a good anaerobic workout.