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Setting Direction (23 August 2010)
August 23, 2010Posted by on
I trained only twice the last week – mediocre weights session and an abbreviated long run. I couldn’t seem to find the groove, being too grief-stricken with the loss of my faithful furry friend. In time, a sense of normalcy ensued. It was inevitable to start training again.
I took it easy during track training, not wanting to risk injury. It felt good doing sprints again. I’ve missed the pain of lactic acid!
To be honest, I contemplated ending the 2010 track season altogether (what track season? I don’t even have a track meet to train for!).
Thankfully, I didn’t. The week-long lay-off gave me time to ponder the direction of my training for the rest of the year.
As the ABL season nears, I’ll be getting as much hurdles training as possible, whilst balancing it with basketball scrimmages. I want to eke out decent numbers in the upcoming basketball season. I’ve already recovered a good chunk of my athleticism during my track & field heyday. I just need more exposure to the hoops game.
By September, I intend to train over the hurdles again. I have much confidence in my physical fitness now. I just need to prepare myself mentally for the task at hand. I won’t go full throttle for the remainder of year to prevent burnout. Technical proficiency and building a sound competition base are my foremost goals.
I’ll take a much needed break from track training in December to prepare for the ABL hostilities – and for the National Open in the summer of 2011!
3x200m (80%, 3 minutes rest)