When: Tuesday Oct 4th, 6:30pm
Where: Battle Creek Rec Center
What: Dryland- Bounding/Resistance Plyos
I was holding off till the very last moment on making the decision on whether or not to participate today. After seeing Dr. Abraham last week I was not so much concerned about my knee but rather about the sprained toe joint which still hurt some. I decided that it was feasible and was glad I did so.
With temps around 25 C and not a cloud in the sky it was a gorgeous fall night for a workout. Coach Mike had been replaced with Kevin Brochman, head coach at Roseville Area High Schools. As I mentioned before, it is always good to be exposed to different training methods and pick up a new exercise or do a drill in just slightly different a way to make it more effective. It was the case again tonight, too. Except for warm-up and cool-down, all drills took place on the sledding hill next to the Battle Creek rec Center.
- Short warm-up jog
- Nordic walking, emphasis on moving hip forward and bending rear leg
- Bounding, emphasis on raising knees
- Skate bounding side to side with balancing, emphasizing to swing foot slightly forward of planted foot, simulating arm motion
- cross-over drill (cross fore-arms up, push off-arms back)
- Cool down nordic walk
A good medium-intensity workout and no significant issues with my knees or toe. I think I am ready to return to training!I followed up this workout with an easy run on Thursday morning just to confirm that I can tackle the Minnegoat on Sunday.