With 11 weeks to Carson, this was my first week of real training. I have attached my program for the week. It was fairly solid (I had also done Lumberjack last Sunday) and today was a bit of a struggle.
Monday was a rest day as we had 3 days to shift out of our house of 15 years! Managed to get it all done thanks to some family and friends helping out. The sell will ease my financial costs over the next 3 months so I'm not worrying about that.
The main difference with my training compared to masters qualifying weekend is getting all the extra skills in. So some extras I need to get done regularly are: Sled, (more) running, GHD, ropes, Hand Stand Walk (HSW), strong man stuff - tyre flips, deadball stuff, peg board, assault bike (bought one last week!), triple unders, pistols... plus more variation in my wods such as DB stuff, sandbag carries etc.
Ive gone off all supplements for 5 weeks and tightened up my diet. Though it's not super strict at the moment - Im still having the odd custard tart and scone. I'm holding about 2300 Cal/day and have lost about 1kg this week. I need to lose another 2-3kg depending on how my DXA goes in week 5.
Ive also resigned from some of my college stuff which frees me up about 15 hours a week, though not until May 23rd! Means I'm poorer but I can handle that for a while. I've been doing 12 hour days for ever now - including weekends. Today (Sunday) I got to the shed at 6:30 am and it's 6:20pm now. I don't mind though cause I get my training in and it's nice and quiet. Plus got in a 2hr training session with Cherise.
If you do have big goals then you really need to get your ducks all lined up! This includes finances. If you're trying to get a trip to Carson that costs $1000's then you need to start saving (for me) 12 months out! I've seen a few people qualifying and then need to fundraise to help them out. To me this doesnt make sense. Finding finances is part of the whole process and you need to commit to it early on. Also, getting rid of as many stressors in your life as you can... work, family, friends, finance... I'm not saying they are stressors but if they are do something about it. because if you don't you won't be able to get your recovery in!
For example, my friends stopped asking me ages ago to go out to the pub etc for a quick drink. I'm not a big social person, so it wasn't a huge sacrifice, though at times I'd love to go out and get smashed! But I'm saving that up for after Carson...
Dion Walmsley, Head Coach at CrossFit Kanga, Richlands