A season summed up
Well another year has gone by with less then pleasing results. I switched to the 400m this year and started off pretty slowly indoors (300m track) 50.5, 50.1. Then moved outdoors for 50.86, 51.30. I finally got my act together somewhat running 49.28 down south in early april, I followed that by a string of mid to high 49’s. My Pb came after a couple of these races running 49.03 then after that I had a month long absence due to “sports hernia” and the fallout from that (including a strained groin) I came back to run 50.03 - 50.3 then again 49.03. two weeks later at my final meet (end of July) I ran 49.8 easing up in heats and then blew up in the final, crashing and burning to 52.46.
Recovery and offseason program:
Im going to put down my thoughts for offseason work and if there is any comments suggestions feel free.
First I would like to gain flexability, and I hope to do this through microstretching and yoga. In what amounts I am no sure of.
Second, I want to work on core, along with flexability i also have poor core strengh which I think is contributing to a misallignment of the pelvis and the fallout from that. I plan to do alot of swiss ball work for this.
third - I am going to continue to see massage and ART during the offseason to make sure im ready to roll come mid-september.
This is my basic off season plan, I hope ive covered everything I need to do but if anyone has suggestions about maybe what they do in their offseason that would be cool. cheers