Ok, little bit of self reflection. It introspection. Whichever.
I now have two competing interests: training and work. Not in the sense of needing to find time to do both, because then it’s three including family and I’m good at finding time for all of them. Not going to be falsely humble about that.
I mean competing interests in the sense that I want to be big and strong but I also want to be a good cabinetmaker, and the past two weeks when push came to shove I used my allotted non-family time for working on my work instead of training. I could easily have left work an hour or so earlier and had more time for training and recovery, except I chose to stay working longer because that’s what I wanted to do more.
It doesn’t seem like much, but it appears that the extra five or six hours I spent at work each week really did impact my recovery and energy. Monday and Tuesday training was no issue. By Thursday, come quitting time it’s a different story.
So, no problem really. At all. Just change.
I will freely admit that I’m considering going to three days a week training. Even when work slows down it would give me extra time for my own projects (boss is very accommodating when it comes to using the workshop for personal stuff). How I’d fit that with Greg’s training is something I’d have to think about. Probably the simplest would be moving to a nine day microcycle instead of seven and pushing deloads accordingly.
Something like Monday/Wednesday/Friday
That could work, looking at it.
The other alternative, which I’m less willing to consider because it somehow seems like the soft option is moving to something like 10/20/Life, which is a three day per week system.
The other reason I don’t want to go down that route is that Greg’s system works really fucking well. I’m not sure how much difference dropping a day per week would make. Looking at the most basic principle of accumulating fatigue and then recovering to adapt, it only seems sensible to make a change that would ensure sustainability.