On the Grind: My Endless Pursuit of Athletic Aspiration

Wednesday, 8-4-10

Warmup (1 Lap jog, hip mobility, hurdle mobility, sprint drills, 2 x easy flying 20yds)

CSW: w/ spikes today
1 x 300m
2 x 250m
2 x 200m
All with 6-8min rest

Session felt good today.

Nearing the end of your gpp what are some things you would have done differently?

Well I actually have the remainder of week 6 and 2 weeks + an unload week left before my tryout. I’m going to continue to finish up week 6 and 7 and do some more tryout specific stuff with the remaining time I have.

I would have kept the workouts the same on Monday and Friday, maybe do a couple sprints up to 60m while still keeping the volume at around 300-400m. On Wednesdays I think it wouldn’t have been a bad idea to have done more 300’s and eventually work down to 200’s.

Friday, 8-6-10

Warmup (1 Lap jog, hip mobility, sprint drills, MB Throws)

Speed Work:
3 x 10yds, pushup
3 x 20yds, facedown
3 x 20yds, High Start
2 x FEF
2 x EFE

MB Throws: 12lb
4 x OHB
4 x BLF

RDL - 135 x 5, 185 x 5, 235 x 8, 245 x 8, 255 x 8
DB Reverse Lunge - 3 x 6, 50’s
Reverse Leg Press - 3 x 8, 190

Moved back home yesterday and like always my allergies are starting to irritate me.

Have you seen a doc?

I’ve dealt with the allergy issues my entire life. All the doctors do is give me samples of zyrtec, benadryl, allegra, or whatever is out there. So not really any help from them. When I move back to school, everything clears up within a day or two usually.

I remember you saying you’ve dealt with similar issues, anything work for you?

The shit that I have is really bad but it goes away 1-2 days once I return home. Mainly my eyes goes to shit, my allgergist performed a skin/blood test 2 weeks ago and prescribed some eye drops (patanol).

I’ll have to see if I can do something about mine. I usually get congested or sneezy. I also get tired from not doing anything usually.

Saturday, 8-7-10

Warmup (400yd jog on grass, hip mobility)

3 x 5 x 100yds, 30sec/2min

Week 7, 8-9-10

Warmup (1 Lap jog, hip mobility, hurdle mobility, sprint drills, MB Throws)

Speed Work:
2 x 20m from facedown
2 x 20m from High Start
2 x 30m from 4pt
2 x EFE
2 x FEF

MB Throws: 12lb
5 x OHB
5 x BLF
5 x Push press throw

Power Skips Height/Distance - 2 x 5

Pause Squats - 135 x 5, 225 x 5, 4 x 5 w/ 265
GHR - 2 x 8

Sprints felt good today. Haven’t done GHRs from a machine in a while.

Tuesday, 8-10-10

Warmup (1 Lap jog, hip mobility, sprint drills)

Tempo - 8 x 100m, 30sec rest

Pause Bench - 135 x 5, 155 x 5, 4 x 5 w/ 185
A1). DB Row - 3 x 8, 65lb
A2). DB Rear Raise - 3 x 10
B1). Rope Pressdown - 6 x 10
B2). Cable Curl - 6 x 10

Training in Austin tomorrow, looking forward to it.

Wednesday, 8-11-10

Warmup (1 Lap jog, hip mobility, sprint drills, MB Throws, light accels)

2 x 60m, 7.05 (3.94-3.11fly) 7.07(3.97, 3.10fly)
1 x 150m, 17.64 (split 12.00 in the first 100m)
Rested 10min imbetween sprints.

Wasn’t too disappointed in my 60 times today. I mean I did get faster from the last time I got a 60 timed back in May which was 7.24. Weather conditions were terrible today, we were planning on running earlier in the day, but it started pouring and we had to restart the warmup and everything a few hours later. T-Slow was in town today and we both are benefitting from the coach we are working with. My coach says I am not getting enough hip height when I am at top speed and my transition still isn’t smooth. He says I really need more elaticity, and could really tell when I was running the 150. He mentioned my first 30m looks pretty good, and I’m a lot better overall than I was back in May.

How’s your training going overall?

Its gone very well. I just wish I could have been more consistent with the schedule. I was pretty consistent with all of the hard CNS days, but there were too many tempo days that I either missed or didn’t take seriously enough (didn’t have time to train on a lot of saturdays).

If you don’t make the team, what’s your plans?

I want to go ahead and prepare for the annual UH indoor all-comers meet. Probably the only indoor meet that I would have access to, but one meet is better than none. Any other ideas?

Try like 5, UH hold several indoor meets+AM.

Ok, I didn’t know that I could still run at a meet if it wasn’t an all-comers. That will be my plans then, thanks a lot.

Look at the results, they had tons of unattached runners last year.

Friday, 8-13-10

Warmup (1 Lap jog, hip mobility, sprint drills, MB Throws, light accels)

Speed Work:
2 x 30m, High Start
2 x 20yd finish drills form 20yds buildup
2 x 20yd finish drill from 30yd buildup

MB Throws: 8lb
4 x Hop Hop OHB
4 x Hop Hop BLF
2 x OHB
2 x BLF

Jump Circuit - 2x

Right adductor is giving me a lot of trouble, had to back off the speed work today because of it. It’s been sore for the past week or so. I’ve been foam rolling it a lot and its not improving a whole lot. The absent tempo/active recovery days are killing me. I’m paying for it now it seems like.

I think my right adductor is under a minor strain. I’m going to keep icing it and stretch it lightly with short holds. Foam rolling seems to just make things worse, as it is already inflammed quite a bit. Not really anything serious, I think I’ll be back Monday. My coach will do some tuneups before my workout which should help.

Looking back at my times from Wednesday’s workout, my 150m time is way out of proportion from my 60m time. After this tryout I’m really hoping to hammer the SE work.