Alright, so the first four weeks of training have come and gone for me with pretty decent success. My much more general approach has suited me well physically and mentally so far this fall. To give you guys an idea of what I’ve been doing, a typical week would be one day of sprints out to 40 or 50 meters and weights, another day of general strength and tempo, one day of trying to dunk on reduced heights(I’m only 5’5 or 5’6) and weights, two days of general coordination type funish do whatever I want days(Think ball sports, parkour, swimming, jump circuits, etc.), and one day of a variety of trying different field events and weights. This is all very flexible and stuff because of my school and band(mostly band) stuff.
Anyway, this week I did a little bit of testing to see how fall training had gone so far. My vertical was 24′ plus or minus an inch, which is pretty good for me. I triple jumped roughly 30 feet from a slow 8 step approach(on grass). Also, I did a forty yard dash today, on concrete and barefoot, and went 4.75 and 4.89, which is pretty exciting for this time of year. Given, it was handtimed and the timer had a slightly itchy hand, but I feel pretty good about where I’m at.
Also, much to the satisfaction of the members of this board, I’m thinking I’m going to try school track this fall. Given what the teams training has looked like in the past and having a full indoor track at our school, it seems like a good idea. I’ll probably also do a few indoor meets in the span of December ad January(I know several ETers have gone to the Ted Haydon meet in the past), which is exciting.
Looking forward to the new season.