by Justin Hensley, 2021-02-23T14:55:57.000-08:00February 23 2021, at 02:55 PM PST
Spring sports are just around the corner. Track will start next month, so, if you are still “resting” from last fall, it’s time to get moving.
With the warming of the weather, running is possible , depending on where you live in town. If you can SAFELY get out, start jogging 3-4 times a week over the next 2 weeks and then add a day each week until you’re up to 5 – 6 days.
If you’re planning on running track, follow these guidelines:
1600m/ 800m runners – work on getting base mileage built up to 6 days a week. Don’t worry about pace at this point, just get a solid base of mileage on your legs.
400m/ 800m runners – work on getting base mileage up to 5 days a week and start upping your pace after 2 weeks.
If you can’t run due to conditions, a treadmill (although, not the best substitute) , a stationary bike, or an orbital machine will do fine getting those muscles, tendons, and joints loosened up. Start at 10 – 15 minute workouts nightly and move your way up to 20 -25 minute ones at LIGHT resistance.
If you’re NOT planning on running track, remember, what we do will compliment ANY sport you plan on participating in during spring/summer. Running, plyometrics, and our Core Workout will benefit all functions of baseball, softball, basketball, or any other sport or activity you plan on playing.
EVERYBODY SHOULD BE STARTING NIGHTLY CORE WORKOUTS BEGINNING MARCH 1st!! This is not contingent on the weather. Again, this will apply itself to any of your activities, not just running.
I hope to be able to update you at the end of March regarding the plans for this years XC Summer Running Club.
Miss you, See you Soon!