Shifts and Being an Old Git!
Hi! I am in a bit of tiz as i am in the process of training for my first triathlon and have become completely lost in what i should and should not be doing!
Basically i work shifts consisting of 4 long days, days off, 4 long nights and then 3 days and nights with one day off between! I am also 46.
Everything i read said that i should be training each discipline twice a week, training in the gym twice a week and doing yoga twice a week! I thought there were only 7 days in a week, but there we go.
I actually paid a coach look over my self written program and assess how i fit it in with my lifestyle, but they never seemed to address the shifts issue whatsoever, so i came away wondering if the shifts actually make any difference or not.
Also, I wrote and followed my programme but found that i was starting to feel heavy, tired and never seemed to recover from my workouts.
My fix was to bin the programme and just train 1 day on 1 day off but using brick sessions and hard sessions followed by a rest day.
The thing is, i am basically flying blind as i'm not sure whether this is right or not. I have been mountain biking and road biking for 10 years or so and i would say i am reasonably fit so i dont think its down to being a total newbie etc.
Is there a magic answer out there, or do i just go by how i feel?
Any help would be much appreciated thanks.