I had referenced in earlier posts that I was finally stepping up for a GORUCK Heavy.
I injured my knee on a training ruck, not bad but enough to know that I should back off training weight and volume and let it heal. Which means I had the choice of pushing it and showing up to the event injured, or letting it heal and showing up under-trained. Both would result in my being a liability to a team that needs me to be an asset.
So I did the only thing I felt I could do. I dropped out of the event and transferred to another Heavy at a later date.
While this is a disappointment, it also opens up some possibilities. My training had been very narrowly focused on the Heavy, causing me to neglect some other aspects of my fitness. It is entirely possible that this contributed to my injury. I’m taking this opportunity to fix that, noting what did and didn’t work from my training plans and adding back in things that I know I need but that I hadn’t taken time for.
I will be keeping a log of my training and post it every month or so for those interested, so stay tuned for that.
Adapt, overcome, and come back stronger.
Post script: I will not be posting the workout log. Keeping my own notes is one thing, but making it coherent enough to be understood by anyone else eats way too much training time.