Thursday, May 24, 2007

Recovery

Despite getting ready for bed at 7:30 last night, I was not ready to lift weights this morning.  My workouts on Monday and Tuesday were good ones.  To top that off, an issue at work has been making it difficult for me to fall asleep at night.  The problem has been building for a long time and has started coming to a head this week.  I expect it to be resolved tomorrow, but until then, my recovery is impaired.

Rather than push on and burn myself out, I opted to stretch this morning.  I spent about 45 minutes working through the kinks in my various muscle groups.  Tomorrow morning will be similar, but with a more intense focus on soft tissue work.  Then on Saturday I can have a full bore kettlebell and grip fest.  Monday I'll return to the normal schedule.

I think in the end this will turn out to be beneficial to my training cycle.  A few days of rest is good.  A few days of recovery is even better.