Well first things first, these past couple days have been a little rough for me. That's the bad; the good is that I know exactly why: literally for the past three days I have been off on my nutrition timing. I have been eating healthily, I've been comfortably living sans dairy, red meat and gluten (starting to get a little curious about the gluten thing...another post), it's just been WHEN I chose to eat that is of my concern. I have not prepared properly and have paid the price (nice alliteration there, haha!).
So what has happened you might ask? Well, I have been very sore and fatigued, tired, lethargic and my sleep has been very shaky. But the one thing I can tell you is this: it is so gratifying to know exactly why I feel a certain way, to how to fix the way I feel. Be a little more prepared, eat after workouts, get to bed a little earlier and it will all be better. It starts tonight. As I write I have chicken baking in the oven, a large salad to prepare and breakfast to prep. I have protein rationed out for the gym and small, single serving bags of nuts and raw veggies to put together. I am actually very excited about getting all this stuff prepared, it's fun really!
So, on to the workouts. Yesterday I headed over to the exorcist steps for 5 rounds for time, got 4:07. Then, jogged to Georgetown U and hooked up the TRX to a soccer post and did this:
1 rep of each knees to chest, bicycles, pike ups
50 yard sprint and back
2 reps of each
40 yard sprint and back
When I got to 5 reps of each and 10 yards, I started back up the ladder on the sprint until I got to 10 reps of each on the three core moves on the TRX. I got 10:17 and felt like that was a bit slow. I was just feeling all around slow, it was frustrating. From there, I headed back to the steps for another 5 rounds; got 4:09 this time. After a meeting and class, I went back to the gym for a strict overhad press session. 3, 3, 3, 1, 1, 1. I got 160# for my 5th round, and missed my last round. Same as my last best, maybe a little smoother, but pretty rough all around.
Today was the Trans-Continental #5 with Blair Morrison who is out in Paris now. He had a great workout and a great post to follow where he talks about how he had been feeling a little slow as of late, so he just turned it on for this one. I literally had the exact opposite feeling towards this workout. I came into it with low energy, I was sore, fatigued and feeling low energy all around I told myself to pick it up but there's picking it up, and shifting your mind honestly. I did not shift my mind, and I paid the price.
50 push ups, 50 air squats, 25 burpees, 400 meter run
40, 40, 20, 400
30, 30, 15, 400
20, 20, 10, 400
10, 10, 5, 400
I finished with an out of breath time of 23:35. I knew immediately that this would be a sub-20 minute workout. While it was rough, it was even more rough to see that Blair got it in 18 something, a full 5+ minutes faster! And I am usually really good with body weight metcons. It was humbling to say the least. BUT, I know why, I need to prepare my fuel and fuel myself correctly. And if I slack, even a little, with the amount I am pushing myself, I will feel it big time. So, all I need to do is sleep more and eat better.
So that is exactly what I will do. Supplemental deadlift work and heavy upper body tomorrow, and a wonderful off day Friday as I travel to Arizona to see my lady and work out like crazy!
Never Stop, GET FIT.