I think I’ve overtrained. I’m recovering 3x slower than normal (ie. 6 days instead of 2 days in between workouts) and I have perpetual soreness in my jaw muscles (result of too much stress according to dentist).
Obviously I am doing all I can to get as much sleep as possible and I am still trying to get 1.5g/kg of protein. I can’t find any ZMA in the UK so I am taking zinc and magnesium supplements seperately.
Anyway what can I do to further speed up the recovery process? How long should it take for me to return to “normal”?
I second what Herb suggested, cut-out the high-intensity stuff and do some tempo for about 10 days. Also (maybe more important) find out what is causing the stress and minimize it, if the extraneous stuff is that stressful, you are just going to end up in this state again.
Diet-wise, make sure you are eating enough healthy fats with your meals (and eating enough in general), this can help a ton.