Fénix 3.From the reviews I have seen it looks at your workouts and tells you if you are overdoing etc. I think that’s what it is . What watch are you using
this is the reason I want a whoop strap or something else like that, or I at least need to start keeping a more detailed "journal" to try to make some sense of how my recovery actually works, sometimes there's no rhyme or reason and I'm always riding the line of overdoing it because I only take about 2 true rest days a month currentlySo basically your training/fitness stays with you for a longer period of time. You don’t “lose it” that fast if you suddenly stop working out. You build it up hard until shortly before the race and begin tapering back to allow your body to recover/heal. The fitness you lose won’t be that much, but the fatigue your body has will greatly reduce. If done properly, your Form number will be really high because you’ve retained most of your fitness and have very little fatigue headed into the race.
I’ve heard mixed reviews on whoop.this is the reason I want a whoop strap or something else like that, or I at least need to start keeping a more detailed "journal" to try to make some sense of how my recovery actually works, sometimes there's no rhyme or reason and I'm always riding the line of overdoing it because I only take about 2 true rest days a month currently
what's a bard workout? Where I run around playing a lute?And since when are you @JohnnyBeagIe ?
TrainingPeaks does a good job of monitoring fatigue vs fitness. If you don’t want to get too specific, just do training blocks.
do a 4 week block where you do speed/interval/hill repeats/track workouts maybe 2x during the week. Do recovery runs in-between so you’re not doing bard workouts back to back. And do a longer run on the weekends. Do that for 4 weeks, then take an “easy” recovery week. Then start a new block.
a regular week looks like this:
Mon - run (currently 5 miles or less as I'm keeping it under 25 miles/week while actively strength training as well)
Tues - gym day (3 day split/week) + sprints and/or speedwork later in the day
Wed - run only
Thurs - gym day + hill runs later
Fri - run only
Sat - gym day + HIIT
Sun - recovery jog (slow pace, relatively flat with limited hills, with the dog sort of thing - i.e. active recovery)
But what are your runs like? That's important. saying "run 5 miles" doesn't help much. I'd do this:
Mon - rest
Tues - 60 min interval/speed run workout
Wed - gym + easy bike workout?
Thurs - 60 min interval/speed/hills/etc.
Fri - gym
Sat - long run. Mix in some intervals
Sun - 45 min easy recovery run, focus on cadence & form.
Your gym work shouldn't be a lot of legs. Do core/trunk work. Maybe some lateral stability work, single leg, etc. since running is mainly a straight-ahead workout and you don't get much lateral stability strengthening/training. But you don't want to blow out your legs in the gym the day before you're doing a hard interval workout. Even worse, you're doing a gym workout the same day you go and run hills later. How productive do you think your hill training will be if your legs are already fatigued from an earlier gym workout?
Yeah I realized that prob wasn’t the best wording as I said that you gonna stick to the bike long term? I need to chill out so I can get at least a few more years of running out of my body before I gotta go lower impact for the long runi've been riding a bike instead of running
ideally a combination of both - running really does have the best bang for the buck in terms of cardio per second that i've found. love going on 2 hour long bike rides but i just dont get the same amount of sweat that i do runningYeah I realized that prob wasn’t the best wording as I said that you gonna stick to the bike long term? I need to chill out so I can get at least a few more years of running out of my body before I gotta go lower impact for the long run