im trying to get into the best possible general shape this summer as i can. ive found that my fitness coming out of this track season was absolute garbage. how would i go about this? i plan to do a lot of extensive tempo, some intensive tempo, a little acceleration development, a lot of martial arts, and either a little or a lot of weights. im not sure about my exact schedule yet, but itll look something like this:
What distances do you run? How old are you and what is your training background? Also, how many weeks do you have until your next competition? I am no expert, but those are the typical questions the members on this site may ask you before they answer your question. At first glance, I would take out the intensive tempo and add a speed day instead.
i run the 100 and 110HH mostly. i have also started taking the 300IH more seriously this season. im 17 and just finished 11th grade. ive been training since i was in 6th grade. my next meet wont be until sometime in january. do you really think i should take out intensive tempo when my goal is general fitness?
I think the martial arts is a good idea.
Two summers ago I trained through summer doing track stuff and not only did I get kind of sick of it, but by the end I was burned out and I didn’t have the motivation to go out and do workouts every day.
What helps a lot is biking or swimming or doing something else that your body is not used to one or two days a week- it keeps you fresh, helps your all around fitness, and keeps you from being bored. Something like swimming/biking will be an aerobic activity that your body has not adapted to (I assume) which will help your general fitness a lot. Always doing the same things can make it difficult to jump-start getting in shape for more than one reason.
I would keep intensive tempo, but adding a speed day is not a bad idea… even if you are doing other stuff, you don’t want to totally lose sight of why you’re training! Which I assume eventually is for speed speed speed.
i thought i made it obvious i was doing at least one speed day a week, maybe two. unless you think i should do 3? but maybe the vocab i learned on another track site isnt the same as here ;). i might try biking, but my bike is such an impossible piece of **** that maybe not. but it is really hilly around here so i dont know. ill try swimming since my dad lives on a lake, but i am notorious for my lack of swimming skills :D. any other ideas? keep them comin!