If you're following one of our plans and you work away from home for a few days, what should you do?
Working away can eat up your time, not to mention the extra fatigue and stress caused by travelling. Then when you get there, you might not have access to a pool, gym or bike. Late night and long working hours can be a factor too.
In this instance we suggest taking a rest day on both of the travelling days of your trip. Travel is stressful, and you don't want your immune system lowered while you're in a closed environment such as a plane, train or boat.
When you get there it's probably not worth trying to do a bad version of your programmed training, for example riding on an old gym bike or swimming in a tiny pool. You won't get any real benefit from this, even if it gives you the satisfaction of having done something. At best it might help you maintain your fitness, but it won't grow it.
If your facilities are limited you might be better off just running, as you can normally do that effectively in most places. You may also be able to carry out your strength workout.
Do your bike and swim workouts before and after your trip, and leave the run and strength workouts for while you're away.
If you're forced to miss a few workouts that week, it's not the end of the world. Just do your best to balance your training with the stress and tiredness of working away.
Another option is to take your active recovery week while you're working away.
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