Something I’ve been thinking about after I didn’t give enough leeway to the heat we had over the summer when training and let it lead to detrimental performance.
What sort of ‘system’ (if you can call it that) do you use to decide whether to go full gas on the training plan, get through it with quality, get through it, have an easy day, stay in bed… etc. ?
Obviously my question assumes you have some sort of training programme, otherwise I get that you can just decide on the day what you feel like.
If you are tired when you wake up do you have a crack anyway? If you have good energy but doms do you ignore them?
The problem as I have found it is that if you get stuck into a session if tired you often feel good once you are into it - your body responding to the demands I presume - until one day you don’t’ and you fall off a cliff.
I’m considering some kind of mark out of 10 in the morning - 10 is ready to break PBs, 0 is couldn’t get out of bed if I tried. 8 good. 7 would be feel okay. 5 would be lethargic and fuzzy.
At 5 I’d probably go easy and cancel any intervals. At 4 I’d probably sack it off altogether.
Over to you…