Friday is the new Sunday

I did bring my swim-gear to work today, I really did. And I had every intention of going to the pool as usual. I just didn’t have the strength…

As I wrote in my last post, I am supposed to increase the number of sets I am doing in each exercise in the gym. I was also thinking that I should put that off until next week, but when I got to the gym yesterday, I decided that there is no time like the present and got on with it. Instead of my familiar three sets, I increased to four, and it had an immediate effect. Not the effect you can see, but I could certainly feel it.

When I left the gym, I was tired, but it wasn’t really so bad. However, when I woke up this morning, I was completely shot. It wasn’t so much that I was sore, but I just felt drained of all energy. I am sure it was not only the workout from the day before, but also the fact that it was the sixth workout in six days. Normally, I have been taking Sundays off from training, but since I took last Friday off instead, the schedule changed somewhat. Anyway, I got out of bed and off to work and was planning to go to the pool around lunchtime as usual. However, when that time came, I understood that it was no point. Six days in a row is apparently all I can handle.

So instead of trying to work out eight days in a row to get back to my ‘normal’ schedule, I have decided to make Friday my new day off. It makes a lot of sense in other ways too. The end of the work-week is not exactly the time where I have the most energy, and on Sundays I can sleep longer and feel more refreshed for an hour in the gym.

Hopefully it will work out as planned :)

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