Well, it's sometimes fortuitous when a rest week coincides with a completely insanely busy work week. Last week was such a week. I had a nice down week from my coach in my Training Peaks account, but by the time Thursday rolled around, I had to email him to say, "please don't be alarmed by all those red boxes, I just haven't even had time to train." Between a crazy, busy, intense week at the office, and a few girls out on vacation or sick at the barre studio, I really only had time to sleep. So rather than trying to squeeze in workouts late at night after a long day at work, I opted for actual rest. It is so important to remember to rest, which includes SLEEP, to allow your body to absorb your training and recover. And now, I'm heading into my next training block, ready to rumble!
Monday: I had a 30 minute easy run in the schedule, but opted to take a rest day (not knowing how the rest of the week would pan out...). Taught two barre classes after work.
Tuesday: Rest Day. At the office til 7:30, then straight to the barre studio to teach the 8 pm class.
Wednesday: Rest Day. Didn't leave the office til 8:30, so I missed my workout with my training group.
Thursday: Feeling a little stir crazy after not training all week, I decided to just hop on the trainer for an hour. I rode easy at Z2-3 and listened to the first episode of Serial. Yes!! I finally got around to starting it and I loved it, of course!
Friday: Rest day.
Saturday: Track in the morning. After our drills, hurdles, and strides, I got to spend 35 minutes running easy. Luckily there were plenty of people to watch, including a youth soccer game going on in the field in the middle of the track, so I didn't get too bored running in circles. Two more barre classes. And in the evening, we went to watch the provincial university swimming championships! It was so fun to watch such high calibre swimming again and it definitely made me want to hop in the pool. Great motivation for my swims this week!
Sunday: Rest day (planned), and two more barre classes (taught 8 classes this week, whew!).
What do you do when you have a crazy week at work? Do you try to fit your workouts in or do you take it easy?