One Athlete's Mind
I sincerely apologize for my lack of blogging this past month, bit it's been a great one! These past four weeks have been an incredible start to the training season, both because of my awesome new training program, and because my girlfriend, Jacquelyn, has been visiting me up here in Thunder Bay! And even despite my leaving for training for 5-7 hours almost everyday since she's been here, she still loves me and has been great in putting up with my mini-coma state at times. Thanks Jacquelyn!!
On the training front, this first aerobic block of the year has definitely been the most volume I have ever packed into a 4 week period. I'm thrilled to say that I have finally reached the point in my development where I can handle a training load like this, and now when I say I am a full time, 24/7 athlete, it has really never been more true, AND I LOVE IT! While it definitely makes it harder to fit my part time job at the gym into my schedule, my athlete lifestyle has finally turned into exactly what I have been wanting it to be. I am now training enough that if I don't take the time to properly recover from my workouts, I won't be able to continue this training load, making every minute of every day focused on being a better athlete!
Yesterday marked the last long workout of this training cycle with a 4 hour rollerski up and down Mt. Josephine, about 45 minutes from Thunder Bay, just on the other side of the American border. In a couple hours from now I'll be at the gym for one last strength workout before settling into a recovery week to recover from these past four weeks of high volume training, and to get ready for the next training cycle. This recovery week is coming at a great time too, being Jacquelyn's last week up here, so I'm looking forward to staying home with her and maybe getting out and enjoying some of this beautiful weather! (let's hope it stays).
Until next time,
"A man is but the products of his thoughts, what he thinks, he becomes."
- Mahatma Gandhi
Jordan Cascagnette, Student-Athlete, Ski Coach