Post Season

This blog is supposed to be about my year long training regimen.  Since the season ended about a month ago, I want to fill you in on what I’ve been doing since then.
I thought I might be burned out at the end of the season.  I have, after all been commuting to Philly every weekend and training an additional 4-5 days per week.  Thankfully, this has not been the case.  I dutifully took some time off to do nothing.  I believe that lasted all of four days.  Then I was eager to get back to the gym.

For about a week I went to the gym without a plan just doing whatever came to mind.  I also did some longer distance running just to see if I could.  Turns out I can run a few miles but my body does not prefer it.  I was surprisingly sore the day after going for a thirty minute run.  I think this just goes to show how specifically our bodies adapt to the demands we place on them.  I am usually not sore after a full tournament weekend.  But running a few miles at a steady pace nearly killed me.

Now I am transitioning from just messing around and keeping my fitness to getting back on an actual plan.  For the next six weeks I will be emphasizing building up my work capacity.  This does not mean I will try that thirty minute run again.  It does mean I will be doing higher volumes of interval training (which I enjoy more anyway).  I will also be working on core strength and muscular endurance.

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