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So in our software, athletes have a training status, ranging from full bore train hard, to no train at all, and a bunch in between. One of those in between status' is "Train with Pain". I can tell you that "Train with Pain" sucks, but you know that - I didn't know. Last week it did suck for me. This week, though, I have no abnormal pain, have increased my workout, and have decreased recovery time. So after just a few weeks, some measurable fitness improvement. Yay! Lesson is, I guess, that you have to train through pain.
The new routine is pee/poop/bike_run the dog in the morning as long as she'll take the run - we want her to get a lot of exercise. Then to the gym for me, for exhaustion bag work on strikes/kicks/knees/elbows (all I know at this stage), bike for a fast interval run (short), and then the rowing machine for as much interval as I can do. I throw in more exhaustion bag work at the end.
I want one of these in my house. Rowing is so much more enjoyable than the awful treadmill, and it's full body. I'm happy that I have one at the gym.