Rest Day Activities

It is absolutely preposterous for me to take a complete rest day.  It isn’t that I don’t want to it is that I feel lazy if I do.  When there isn’t a race I like to train 7 days a week, the recovery days are usually slightly too active of recovery days.  If I had it my way my day would be laid out as so:

4:30: wake up
5:00: Endurance – Cycling/Running/Rucking… maybe kayaking, that is pretty fun.
7:00: Breakfast
8-11: Work
11-12:30: Gym
12:30-1:30 Working Lunch
1:30-5: Work
5-6: METCON/CrossFit
6-8: home life
8:30: Sleep

Well, tomorrow is the 100k (62 miles) race. Do I feel confident? Meh… either way it should be a good time. I wish the temperature was going to be 10 degrees warmer but pickers can’t be choosers. It is March in North Carolina and already we have seen some 80 degree days! Absolutely crazy!

After this race, starting Monday, I will be going back to tracking my diet much closer and recording my programming as well.  The goal is to maintain strength, or increase strength while dropping weight to help with the climbs. I will also be going through two VO2 max tests, one for running and one for biking, to help with programming my training zones.  The next few months should be rather interesting, so stay tuned or follow along.

Now… to find the perfect picture to explain my rest day activities.