My training cycles are planned on what i refer to as the traffic light system. Green easyish week. Amber up the intensity. Red twilight zone which is aways followed by an 'Unload' week. Now these cycles can sometimes run from between 4 -6 weeks. As the title of this blog shows I was DEEP in the red part of the training cycle this week.
Around the IMG Academies complex I have had a not so sexy walk. More like an zimmer frame shuffle. My hamstrings have been singing and I feel like I am 5ft 5" instead of the actual 5ft 8" that I am. I have put some serious work in this week. The football guys have asked me on numerous occasions "where have you been" lol. Oh i've been around now, just running my ass off doing 6x200 and 6x100 for one of my session. I've been in the weight room putting on a show on the squat machine. The pro baseball players have a new found respect for me. Im sure a saw one of the sneak into the squat machine and try to push the weight I had set up during my recovery.
No yoga for us this weekend as most of the guys left this morning for the Senior Bowl (I wish them all GOOD LUCK). So instead I have weight room and a time trial to top off my red week.
This week i feel has been very productive and I have taken my body way beyond what I thought I was capable of. So 1 more session to be complete and then unload. Please don't be fooled by the word unload. It basically means it wont be as intense as the week i've just had.