Here it is, my week in numbers. This week has been an eye opener, only one red day, and one yellow.
So what happened? This week my sleep deprivation was on the menu. Everyday I was up between 3:15 am and 4:am. My commitments during the week also meant that I didn't finish my working day often until after 10am.
I knew that this would be temporary (just for this week). This was one variable beyond my control. After my red day, I decided to cut back training for the week, and focus on getting nutrient dense food in me.
Surprisingly, I was able to maintain a high green score by making those two adjustments, and the sleep deprivation didn't have as much of an impact. I also ensured that I meditated to help negate environmental stress.
So this week I have begun training again, at reduced volume and at reduced intensity. The plan is that by the beginning of next week I will be set to start my new Strength training/ power program based on a modified version of Brandon Lilly's Cube method (of which I am a big fan).
Last week I also had the chance to speak to sports scientist Greg Elliot who lectures for Elite HRV and Jason Moore who is the founder and creator of EliteHRV. We had some fascinating conversations, which I will be dropping on the podcast in the next few weeks, so keep your eyes peeled.