I am currently dealing with my second consecutive back injury. This current one is quite a bummer since it interrupted the 12-week PC training program that I was halfway through; one in which I was extremely excited to complete.
The first injury was in August, I fully recovered after six weeks of physical therapy and subsequently sent my hardest flash and some proud onsights (some of which were mentioned as favorites in the “training for Red River” podcast episode, so they felt very ceremonious). But now the thought of another long recovery is very deflating. It also means I will not be in the kind of climbing shape for accomplishing my spring cragging objectives… of course right now I’d be happy to just to able to climb at all.
To the point.
There is much speak of “trying hard” in the training parlances. So in regards to training, how do you navigate the line between trying hard and overreaching?
In retrospect, it always seems like the proper ratio of rest is an issue with my training. So is the answer to only “try hard” when walking into a session feeling 100%? Am I wrong to assume that there will always be some degree of fatigue during a training block?
I am curious to hear others’ experiences with this process.