Sunday, March 18, 2012
Travel takes the most out of my workout schedule. When I have to travel overseas I have to take into account the fact that I need to adjust my workout schedule - sometimes substantially to accommodate the additional interference in my routine. For example, when I go to France for business I may not be able to get my long run in on Sunday. To adjust for that I try and run a shorter run when I arrive in France (it also helps to recover from the jet lag) and then pick up my schedule where I left off. Typically Sundays and Thursdays represent longer days for me in terms of my run. However, even a 5:30PM flight to Paris can have a deleterious effect on my schedule. I can't get the long run in because I have so much to do - and that's really frustrating.
Still, I adjust. What I do is lose the long run on Sunday, do a "1/2" long run on Monday after I arrive in country, pick right back up on my schedule for the rest of the week and throw in a short run on Friday to help my recovery. I then do a long run on the following Sunday.
It's funny but I've noticed I've become very much a creature of habit - and I don't like it when travel interrupts my schedule.