Saturday, February 17, 2007

Quick update and then out for the weekend....

Headed away for the weekend to get some R&R so I will be back Sunday night or Monday with more blogs.

Training yesterday -
Ran some sprints in a squash court. For those of you unfamiliar with squash google it - it is very interesting. But I was using a variation on a conditioning test used in squash. You sprint the court front corner to opposite back wall corner - in the test you need to 10 (down and back = 1) sprints in under a minute. A great anaerobic sprint drill. For the Ivy league squash teams you need to do 10 sets of the 10 sprints - all 10 sets have to come in at one minute or under each and you only get one minute rest in between. A really rough test and great conditioning.
So I have decided since I am not an ivy league squash player I will set my sights on 5 sets of 10 sprints with one minute rest between sets. (each sprint coming in in less than a minute)

So today was 5 sets of 5 sprints all in 30 seconds or under with one minute rest between sets. Fun stuff.

Then later I did some foam roller and stretching on a ballet bar. I am very interested in this type of stretching and have a routine that I will go through each day at work. Also learned some new foot and ankle strengthening exercises that are ballet oriented. Great stuff.

Enjoy the weekend


Tracy Reifkind said...

That must be a pretty sight, you on the ballet bar :)

Brett Jones said...

You have no idea - poetry in motion!!! ;)

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