2 weeks off



CalicoCat

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Hi all,
Up until now, I have had the best off-season of my life. I have been doing core work twice a week, sprints twice a week, HIIT one a week, long hilly computrainer rides one a week, on-the-bike strength training twice a week, the works. I got my fitness to exactly where I wanted it, and then a family emergency caused me to have to take 2 full weeks completely off and sedentary. In a few days I will able to get back to my routine. But I don't know if with 2 weeks off I need to ease back into it and build up again, or if I can go ahead with my regularly scheduled workout with risking injury. What would you do?
 

aworthycause

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Don't stress it'll come back. I had to take 12 weeks of last year and got most of my fitness back over 2 months. With only two weeks off you'll be right back after the first day back.
 

CalicoCat

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Well, I'm back at it. Thanks for your encouragement!

My first day back was HIIT - probably not the smartest thing, but my team trains together, and that was what they had planned, so I joined them.

Ugh, that workout hurt! There were some intervals where I faded early, and I could hardly walk when it was over, but I'm glad I did it. In terms of cardio, I felt fine during the workout, but my legs were trashed! However, give me a couple more workouts, and in a few days I think I'll be back on track with my fitness/training.
 

64Paramount

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CalicoCat said:
Well, I'm back at it. Thanks for your encouragement!

My first day back was HIIT - probably not the smartest thing, but my team trains together, and that was what they had planned, so I joined them.

Ugh, that workout hurt! There were some intervals where I faded early, and I could hardly walk when it was over, but I'm glad I did it. In terms of cardio, I felt fine during the workout, but my legs were trashed! However, give me a couple more workouts, and in a few days I think I'll be back on track with my fitness/training.


Good for you! You may well be stronger in a few days than you were 2 weeks ago. Sometimes a rest period pays dividends.