Stress doesn’t discriminate!
Do you train all out every day to blow off steam from your demanding career, busy family and/or active social life?
Is training hard your stress reliever?
Not seeing results?
Your autonomic nervous systems consist of two main divisions: (1) the sympathetic nervous system (fight or flight) and (2) parasympathetic nervous system (rest, digest, and repair)
Managing these two nervous systems is vital to improving your performance. What we mean when we say “stress doesn’t discriminate” is that all stress, whether physical, mental, nutritional, sleep and/or emotional stress taxes your nervous system. When your sympathetic nervous system is turned on it triggers the release of cortisol and other catabolic pathways that breakdown structures in your body. In contrast, the parasympathetic (rest, digest, and repair) nervous system triggers anabolic pathways to rebuild all the structural breakdown during training.
Activation of the sympathetic is essential to improving performance. Stress on the body is required to drive adaptation. For example, if you want to run a 6-minute mile but only train at an 8-minute per mile pace your body will never make the physiological changes needed to run a 6-minute mile. On the other hand, too much stress including overtraining, poor nutrition, lack of sleep, decreased hydration and emotional/mental stress does not allow the body to repair, grow, and adapt.
Our goal is to provide a balanced program and remove the guesswork when it comes to intensity, duration, frequency, and mode of endurance training. You have plenty of other stress to manage in your life, so let us take one thing off your plate.
500m at an easy pace
5k Row at 70% FTP
(Use the average power from your 2k time trial and multiply it by .75)