Do Homework....OR....Check/post on blog!
I willingly went to the hurdle workout today! And had much success!!
My sprinting coach (also the hurdle coach) was there watching me struggle through the beginning exercises and then my head coach came over to watch as well. I started to get nervous! Suddenly everything just clicked and I found my rhythm as I scaled the hurdles with ease! And my coaches response - they clapped, they cheered and then they pulled me aside and said "Great job J, You are such a quick learner!!"
Well at least I can do something right!
I missed the workout with Abby and Alison though (although they were relieved not to run with me because apparently I push them too hard and make them run fast....) They did 3x 400m @ 60% with 2 laps recovery jog, then 3x 200m @60% with 1 lap recovery jog.
Luckily the sprinter coach noticed that I wanted to run, so he gave me a modified workout to complete. I ran with Jill (another hurdler/sprinter who has been out with a quad injury and is now back to running) and we did 3x 400m @ 60%. Splits were 98, 90 (opps too fast!), 97 - with one lap recovery walk.
I know that these workouts may seem long with a lot of specifics but we have a coach there, and the workouts are all printed out for us to follow. PLUS we have been doing similar stuff since the beginning of October and are used to switching between things. BUT let me tell you, these practices are no where near as exhausting as my basketball practices used to be! Don't get me wrong, my muscles are tired a little after the workout and lifting but its just not the same.
Overall it was another fun day at practice! And now its time for homework : (