I am just finishing up the my performance season and being in British Columbia the winter rains and snows are starting to set in as well. I should still be able to get another 2-3 days of sending in the next two weeks, but probably not for at least the next 5 or 6 days. Would you do two shorter easier workouts or one very hard workout? I should have time to fully recover after a hard workout, but the question is would it be usefull at this point to help maintain fitness?
Post by MarkAnderson on Oct 30, 2018 13:17:33 GMT -7
If I knew for certain I only had 1 week or so of performance left, I would do 1 short/easier workout since there is no potential upside to this workout(on the basis that by the time your body adapts to what you do in that workout your season will be over), only potential downside (injury, or more likely digging a deep hole that requires lots of recovery).
If I didn't know when my season will end, I would do 1 hard workout, just like any other Performance Phase maintenance workout.
Thanks, I potentially have until Nov.18, however realistically, there will probably only be one more weather window. It looks like there might be a high pressure system building for early next week for several days, which would give me 8 days off between performance days. The risk of injury made a very convincing argument for me to stick to a bit easier of a workout.
I had really hoped to be climbing somewhere warm and dry for this period, but the voice of reason (wife) convinced me that my budget wasn't adequate for that kind of a trip. I guess that was an error in planning my performance season....
So, I ended up having almost two weeks betwean weather windows, and I was starting to feel pretty week. In the end I did three hard/Limit bouldering sessions with slightly reduced volume, and then took three days off. When the weather window came it felt like my strength was back to sending level, and I was able to take full advantage by sending my hardest route of the season!
I really felt like I was on the downsing in the performance cycle but it seamed like three good power session was enough to bring my level back up.