- Jan 14, 2021
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What are some of the schedules you guys are using to fit good quality phys in around busy full time work?
May not be an option for you, but if you can, turn your commute into phys. Either running or cycling are options if your daily commute is the right distance. I've even done bi-weekly tabbing to/from Army camps in the middle of nowhere (train from home and then cross country tab from a tiny local train station) - remember it's a method of travel! You'll have to get up earlier, but it's good to habituate yourself to that as well. The main limitations are obviously distance from your work, and whether there are facilities there to shower and change.What are some of the schedules you guys are using to fit good quality phys in around busy full time work?
Sounds good. One point I'd note, cycling mostly uses the opposite muscle groups to running (or the same muscle groups stressed in opposite directions). This means it's a good active rest or cross-training activity to running, but it's not a replacement. You can't just do lots of cycling and then expect to be a good runner. I used to be a bike messenger, but 8hrs a day on a bike didn't translate into running ability. So make sure you focus your training on what you have to do, which is running. Look at @PhysMan 's posts about 80/20 training. Cycling can be some of your 80%, but the rest needs to focus on running.Thanks for this mate and it makes a hell of a lotta sense. I definitely could turn the commute into phys as it’s approx 7 mile door to door. I used to cycle it at a point so could dust of the old wheels again! Also I definitely could set and actually write down what I do and I know for a fact I could find time, especially in the evenings. Would you say the bulk of the phys you need for 4 Para would be from the course itself or will you really need to be doing a lot of it yourself during the week.