I'm shipping out to Ft. Sill Oklahoma in 5 weeks to attend Army Basic Training. Needless to say it will be fairly physically grueling. Over the past year I've been working out pretty steadily with free weights and swimming about 2-3 times a week. But now it's crunch time and I really need to kick things into high gear. When I ran track in high school i remember getting in competition shape after lazy winters in only a month, so I know that I'm capable of whipping myself into top-notch shape. And, since I'm not doing anything at all for 5 weeks I have tons of time to dedicate to doing this.
My main concern however is overtraining. My current plan right now is this:
Monday: Wake up at 7-8 A.M. Eat a banana, then head to the gym and run in the indoor track. Will alternate b/w distance and sprinting, but will focus more heavily on endurance. Later on in the day, around 5:30 PM, I'll head back and do my chest and back lift day as recommended in the WBB Routine #2
Tuesday: Wake up at 7-8 A.M. Eat that banana. Then swim, focusing on distance and endurance
Wendsday: Run in morning, then lower body work in evening.
Thursday: Swim in morning
Friday: Run in morning, WBB Routine #2 arms and shoulder day in evening
Saturday: Swim swim swim
Sunday: Fart around and rest.
Just wondering if some people think that this will be overtraining, or if I should be in the clear. Also wondering when I should stop training in order to let my body recuperate. You see, when you ship out you don't start Basic Training right away. I'll be in reception for 10 days when you are FORBIDDEN from working out (insurance reasons I think) and just stand on your feet for all day. 8-10 hours of standing can be physically tough. So I originally planned on stopping the workout routine a week before ship out, but given the ten days as reception perhaps it'll be better to workout until the day before I ship out? I'm somewhat concerned about this as the constant standing for 10 days at reception, as well as the stress I'll be under, may inhibit my body from fully recovering in time for the start of basic.
Thanks a lot for any replies