-Jog 2 laps
-A skips, B skips, Butt kicks, running A’s
-Hurdle drills- 3 times each leg(lead leg, trail leg, walkover, 1 step)
-1 set of 10 times through 5 hurdles @ 6 yard spacing
-3x300m w/ a 10 min rest in between (38.5, ?, 42.?) i was dead on that last one, didn’t go out hard
-Incline Press- 4x4@245-missed 4th rep on set #2, missed 3rd rep on set #3 and 4. 4 clapping pushups after each set
-Deadlift-I had planned 4x4 @ 455. missed rep #4 on the 1st set. decided to drop all leg work for the day. i had planned ham curls, leg extensions, and goodmornings
-3x8 handstand pushups
-bridges, 10 ab roller, Lead leg/trail leg fence drills
On the first 300 I started all out. I kinda died towards the end. On the 2nd and 3rd, my hams were hurting from lactic acid and i didn’t start out full speed. In the weight room, my upper body strength was good, but my legs felt far from my full strength. Will someone help me figure out how to structure my weight program now that I am beginning SE? I have all my workouts except tempo ones since 11-11-08 logged meticulously if they are needed for reference.
More notes- I feel like I have way more speed than I ever have, and I think that breaking 11.0 in the 100 should not be very difficult if I establish proper SE first. My best 300m last year was 37.1, so 38.5 on my first SE session of the year is acceptable to me. The strength of my race has always been the start. I think I should get into the 35’s comfortably this year.
On a side note, I have a sty. It becomes “engorged” with blood when I lift weights. I am afraid of exacerbating it, but I’m not going to miss any workouts because of some eye problem. What should I do?
I had planned to do my regular speed work and weight today, but I decided to do weights today and speed tomorrow as the temp. outside was sub 25 degrees this afternoon.
ATG Squat-4x4(315,325,315,355)not very heavy; i was kind of just experimenting w/ the lower depth. Could’ve gone heavier, but didn’t want to tax my legs too heavily as I still have to do speed tomorrow.
3x2H-spaced in 2 feet
5x3H-spaced in 2 feet
1x4H-spaced in 2 feet
-4 stadiums(i did these after my plyos)
-3x standing leg triple jump(at least 10 yards e/)
-3x10 calf jumps
-10 box jumps to shoulder height box, then
depth drop off of it
*after i did my plyos and ran 4 stadiums, i wanted to do some more hurdles, so i did 10 times through 5 hurdles 5 stepping.
Notes- I feel like I need to work harder. My lead leg is a bit too straight. my trail leg is a little wide and doesnt come through completely before I bring it down. I’m working on my lead arm which I have a tendency to carry too high. And I also am working on not ducking my head going over the hurdle. When I don’t duck my head I feel like my snapdown isn’t as powerful, but maybe I just need to become accustomed to it as it is most likely all in my head.
5x2H (spaced in 2 feet)
5x3H (spaced in 2 feet)
-Starts, 3x EFE, 3x FEF
-4x30m (raced my friend who is usually faster than me, gave him 2 to 3 yards on every one)
-4x60m (raced my friend on the first two, gave him 3+ meters on them. on the 4th one i started one meter and a half behind the the start line, we had the finish line about a meter and a half past 60 meters, he stopped it a little late off a 3 count command, and i ran 7.6. so that was really like a 63m dash @ the end of the workout
-4xstadiums (after plyos)
I haven’t done one of my school coaches workouts since before the christmas holiday break. I have been milking an injury that has long healed. i skip practice @ school and go home to train. I have done this the whole new year. I know it helps because my friend that I was training with today is a 15"6 pole vaulter, 2 time state champ, and is normally faster than me. I was burning him today. All he does is my coach’s workouts. I skip my coach’s practices because my coach makes us do long distance aerobic runs, or Speed Endurance runs every day, never short speed. He forbids me to lift weights, which i do anyway. I get injured when I follow his advice. We have done “speed work” only about 3 times since August. I have been considering quitting school track, training myself, and competing unattatched. Any thoughts? How do colleges look upon this?
I’m actually doing this right now. I first recomend taking a serious look as to whether you have the ability to manage your own schedule (maybe find an outside coach). Then I would contact all the colleges you are thinking about running at and ask them their opinion, in most cases it is fine especially if you state that you coach was getting you injured. Then make sure that their will be unattached competitions in your area, there are quite a few in mine so I am lucky. If you have any questions feel free to post on my log or pm me. Good Luck!
Bridges x 15 seconds each way
(5 hurdles)-3 times through walkovers ea/ leg
3xthrough each leg(5 hurdles)- one step drill
glute activation exercise-10
hurdle lead leg/trail leg fence drill x 10 ea/ leg
ab wheel-10 reps
3x250m-(during first one i felt my right hamstring tighten up a lot. i almost stopped but decided to finish. i kind of hobbled the last 100 meters and hobbled across in 32.4. My hammy now hurts just walking around the house. I scrapped the other two 250’s because jogging wasn’t exactly painless.
-planned to do 4 stadiums, did 1
planned to do some incline and maybe some lower body accessory stuff. i was pissed about my hamstring and i decided i wanted some high intensity stimulus as i have decided to wait until monday to resume training. i maxed out on bench nearly got 325. got it half way up and then stalled. i will now do tempo thurs-sat. then rest monday. what do yall think about this plan?