Hey everyone! Last week we had our first week of events practice (finally!) so I figured I write a quick blog about pre-season. It was definitely tough, but I felt much more prepared for it this year than last since I knew what to expect. I was usually one of the top finishers for all the long runs we did whereas last year I was always middle of the pack. So I was really happy about that. Our pre-season work out schedule, more or less, was long timed run and abs on Monday, circuits Tuesday, long recover run and abs on Wednesday, Thursdays and Fridays (captain’s practice) varied based on how everyone was feeling and how tough the workouts throughout the week were. We also lifted on Tuesdays and Thursdays. We had weekends off. The first week of pre-season my butt was sooo sore, but the following week we did almost the exact same workouts and it seemed a lot easier. So it was nice to see that the workouts were actually working and we were getting stronger and in better shape.
But like I said last week we finally began doing actual event practices. I vaulted for the first time in months last Tuesday, it was great. We did a lot of pole runs and vaulting drills first. And then got to do some one handers, 3-steppers, even some with swings. I felt really good doing them, so hopefully that will continue and it will be a good season! Our regular season workouts will usually be Monday sprint work outs at reggie (ugh). Tuesday and Thursdays will be vault days. Wednesday will be drills. Fridays will be active rest. And weekends are recovery days. Our first meet is December 4th at Reggie, hopefully I’ll see some of you there as well!
As for the boring part, school…it’s going pretty well. It’s hard to believe that it’s already time to register for spring classes though! This semester I am taking Anatomy and Physiology II, Chemistry, Medical Ethics, and Influences in Health and Illness. A&P is my only super tough class. I’m doing pretty well though. Overall, this semester is much easier than last semester was. Next semester though I am taking Pharmacology, Pathophysiology, Developmental Psychology, Nursing intervention/Assessment (with lab), and Professional Development (which is a class where you learn more about co-op and the application process). So next semester looks like its going to be pretty tough. If I get into all the sections of the classes I want to though, my schedule will be great. It won’t interfere with track at all which will hopefully relieve a lot of stress.
I’ll keep ya posted as the season continues! Good luck to everyone whose indoor season practices are starting!