Wow massive change of plan. Turns there are trials for a different team in mid February, so I am going to go for it, 12 months with no actual playing with other players is not a smart move I have come to realise. I have probably 5 weeks max to prepare, which will hopefully be enough to get in. This doesn’t really change anything, it just means my volumes for my conditioning will be very low once I am in season.
I still have to be peaking for January 2007. This is what my year will look like provided I make the team.
January/February: prep for trials.
March: Train with team 3 hard sessions a week.
April: 2 hard team trainings a week 1 maximal effort game.
September, october, november, december, preperation for trials Jan 2007.
My year will be roughly something like that if I get in the team.
Now the training. I woke up with Dom’s from training yesterday, which shows how unfit and rusty I am. [Damn injuries].
I will train today, the Dom’s aren’t that severe but it will be even lighter then yeasterday [if thats possible].
I have an appointment in a weeks time with someone who does ART which is great news.
This will be week 2 of training [I didn’t realise how unconditioned I was].
Monday: - 30 minute warm up, 5x10m sprint, 20 min technique, 10 cool down.
Tuesday: - 30 minute warm up, 500m [roughly] of pool tempo, 20 min technique, 10 cool down.
I will repeat that cycle 3 times and rest on sunday. It might seem extremely easy and light, but my body is not 100% and i have to be careful. The warm up serves as a good conditioning tool, and the technique work is generally medium intensity - I am out of breath most of the time but avoid Lactate accumulation. So its not as easy as it looks, and is as much as I can handle at the moment I feel. Week 3 will hopefully see some more progression.
Hopefully by week 6 I will be reasonably fit for the trials. But this whole year is geared towards January 2007, I just need to balance my training to avoid overtraining once team training and matches start, and to ensure maximal technique and speed development.
Will post how this afternoons session goes in a few hours.