i’ve just come off the back of a long season in 2006 with a foot injury that i’m having checked out. looks like a sprain, so i should be back at training in march.
i run the 200 & 400m p.bs 22.20 & 51.0. my ‘in-season’ begins in august with my school competition, but there are some meets in june & july that i have used for preparation in the past. the school season is about 6 weeks until mid-september, and then i keep training for the state championships (30th sept-1st oct).
after this the national championships is on in december.
how would you suggest i go about planning my training?
at the moment i am about to begin some light jogging and technical work at the track & was considering some base strength work with a very basic program before beginning a gpp in march for size + strength. would this be ok even if i can’t do much running around it?
i’m is 16 and i have had limited experience with weights in the past but have never really completed a proper program.
my coach and i feel that i am mature enough this year to begin some strength work but the focus will remain on track work, core & some plyos. i also have school commitments that may limit the amount of time i can spend in the gym - probably 2-3 60min sessions a week and have to play waterpolo 3 times a week until march. my track training is limited to once a week until then
any advice is much appreciated! thanks