Monday, July 25, 2016

Changing things up OR warding off complacency

Occasionally I must step outside my comfort zone . . .

I've been poring over previous years team training logs and arrived at the conclusion that this year's team requires some very different training methods than years past.  This is due, at least in part, to suggestions of some team members that they are capable of an increased workload and that their results would improve proportionately.  Don't expect or anticipate an enormous philosophical change on my part.  I remain committed to keeping athletes injury free and avoiding "high school burnout."  And a change in training will not necessarily impact most team members.  However, I can see that some of our athletes might benefit, at this level, with a more demanding training plan.  Because of a reluctance of most team members to use Etraxc we will have to wait until we start formal practice to determine each athletes level of training.  Frankly, the coaching staff doesn't have a clue at this point what we have to work with.  But we are prepared to test your limits early on.  Some things you can count on . . . two weight training sessions per week, a long run, and 2-3 quality workouts, and a demanding league dual meet schedule.  We are listening.  We will provide a challenge if you are prepared for one.  To what extent is up to you of course, but we really aren't looking to create a monolithic team as depicted in the video.

Occasionally YOU will have to step out of your comfort zone.

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