The track season is coming to an end for most of the 1.4 million high school athletes in track & field. State meets began the first weekend in May with some of the Southern states, and ends with California, normally the first weekend of June.
What happens to the seniors? In NCAA and JUCO track, the total is about 200,000 on those teams, which means that one out of 7 high schoolers competes in collegiate athletics. As a former JC coach, I will tell you that, you should try out for your JC team. As a former D1 NCAA coach, and a walk on, I will tell you to do the same in 4 year schools. I was given a scholarship, one of the first at my university, Santa Clara, in my senior year.
In high school, I trained way too hard. In college, I broke my year into 2 twenty-six time periods, withr 2 weeks off at end of each season. During the final six weeks of each season, I would do extreme hard easy, where I had a speed day, then a 30 minute run, and only long run was unchanged. In both seasons, I ran six PBs in row, week after week.
I try and share successes and failures. I did not do well in League in high school, and that inspired me to see what I could do in college.
Like life, athletics is not a straight line to success. Enjoy!
Monday, May 20, 2019-warm up, 45 minutes moderate run, back to the track, 6 x150m stride outs, core work, cooldown
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Week 20, 2019 Track buildup-time to get serious, racing is almost here
Monday-warm up, 45 minutes moderate run, back to the track, 6 x150m stride outs, core work, cooldown
Tuesday-warm up, 4 x 800m, at mile pace, 400 jog in between, 6x 150m, good effort, cool down
Wednesday-warm up, 45 minute run, 6 x 150m, core training, cooldown
Thursday-warm up, 4 x 400m, at 800m pace, 4x200m cut downs, cool down
Friday-warm up, 45 minute run, 6 x 150m, core training, cooldown
Saturday-warm up, Prime distance (1 race), cooldown
Sunday-warm up, 75-80 minutes, cooldown