Thursday, September 22, 2011

Fall Fitness Plan
 prescrimmage

Build: Extensive endurance and speed technique

So I'm not sure how I'm really tracking with my subperiodization, that's the bit that says extensive endurance. Which means that I'm supposed to be working on longer endurance like at speed practice. Which is not working with my life, particularly since the spockmobile died.

Boy when I was a rioter, the sweetie man used to drive the spockmobile on Tuesdays and Thursdays to a downtown pickup point at 4:30 PM; I would leave work early to meet him, get in the car and drive an hour and a half to Romeoville, and he would take the bus home. Now that I only work on Tuesdays and Thursdays, I can't really leave early and I'm loth to change this work schedule because it really does work well for everything else I do.

Which leaves Saturday speed. Which I also used to do when I was a rioter, Kola would come pick me up at 6:30 AM. Somewhere along the line, though, my sleep cycle has definitely shifted, I'm not usually sleepy until midnight and not usually asleep until 2:00 AM. At 6:30 AM, I am well into REM sleep. I'm still in REM sleep at 8:00 AM. I don't actually know what REM sleep is, but you know figuratively. And I'm loth to change this sleep schedule because the upside is that I'm never tired for 9:00 PM practices.

And, I'm serious about sleep. You should never short yourself on sleep so that you can get more training in, you should consider sleep as part of your training plan. You may need more sleep when you train, actually.

Anyway I say all this to illustrate that life is choices, and also life is life. There was a great article that Pom sent around last season, the first point was that you can't just plop a training plan on your life. You have to fit training in your life. Frankly, derby isn't going to fit into a lot of lives and that's cool. If you want to make it fit, you will save yourself some nervous breakdowns—not to mention training breakdowns—if you consciously pick and choose what gets tossed to make room for derby, and what gets tossed from derby, and what gets kept and does it still work.

What is being done.

SUN MON TUE WED THU FRI SAT
SLEEP
 
SLEEP
 
SLEEP
 
SLEEP
 
SLEEP
 
SLEEP
 
SLEEP
 
PLAY
Fury
HOBBY
 
WORK
 
HOBBY
 
WORK
 
HOBBY
 
PLAY
Kru
HOBBY
 
HOBBY
ACE
WORK
 
HOBBY
ACE
WORK
 
HOBBY
alla Poppy
PASTIME
 
PLAY
Referee
HOBBY
ACE
PASTIME
 
PLAY
League
PLAY
Boot
PASTIME
 
PASTIME
 
PASTIME
 
PLAY
League
PASTIME
 
PASTIME
 
HOBBY
 
PASTIME
 
PASTIME
 
SLEEP
 
SLEEP
 
SLEEP
 
SLEEP
 
SLEEP
 
SLEEP
 
SLEEP
 

Fury practices are on Sunday, and referee practices are also on Sunday. League practices on Monday and Wednesday are now speed or agility, and blocking. There's another blocking practice on Saturdays, which I'm trying to be sane about. Then I do bootcamp with Box on Thursday and at Kru on Saturday.

So I would say that I'm continuing my strength training from postseason, actually stepping it up a little bit. Box's bootcamps have been amazing, as much about muscle awareness as anything else. I feel I will be able to apply this to all of my workouts.

Back to the question of subperiodization, the skatefit that I did in August was not moderate endurance as prescribed then. I mean there's your extensive endurance, if not intensive endurance. Ah, these are head of trainers questions... I will think on them and be right back, because this post is long enough.

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