Thursday, August 5, 2010

Summer Fitness Plan 2
 preseason

Base: Moderate Endurance and Blocking Technique

So against my better judgment, I have a five workout week planned for the preseason. It's actually doable for now because of my work hours being reduced. Nobody ever tells you that silver linings are a little bit bitter, right? Oh well, boo hoo.

I was fearful about being rushed into hardcore training in that hot practice space with its barely-to-not functioning A/C. I've been reading Brain Training For Runners, which is fantastic. In a very small nutshell, it's about how fatigue is your lizard brain's mechanism for protecting you from bodily exhaustion and not the other way around; but for some reason, lizard brain is not so good at protecting you from heat exhaustion. That leaves it up to your wildly irresponsible frontal lobe to practice moderation when the heat is on, good luck with that. But so far so good, Second Wind and Fury captains have been nicely cognizant of heat issues. We worked on skills at a slow pace at Second Wind practice, with plenty of water breaks—coconut water is great, by the way—and also on communication, which isn't physically tiring, but mentally pretty challenging and probably doesn't get as much work as it needs. For Fury practice, we did outdoor boot camp and played kickball against the Manics. I haven't played kickball since I was a kid, and I still can't catch or throw worth a damn. But I can kick, and I can run!

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Meryl Streep as Julia Child, in Julie & Julia, which I watched when I was sick along with Planet 51 and Bolt, goes "Oh well, boo hoo," when her book gets rejected by Houghton Mifflin, which made me completely love Meryl Streep and Julia Child. Though it did not make me want to cook.

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