Skillz in foot work

Spent this Sunday programming, eating, and running errands while also sitting and watching runners reach their goal of finishing the Chicago Marathon 2018! Testament of mental and physical endurance. Well done finishers! They put in he work to run that distance and they persevered.

Along those lines I was also really blown away by the efficiency of the elite runners in a sub 2:10:0.0 finishing time for the marathon. Holy cow! Yes, they worked their butts off year round to maintain that Skillset of power, endurance, mental focus for the entire time running, not jogging but truly running very fast!

Skillset must be trained, not a hit in the dark if you want to truly succeed. You must put in the work of leg speed, turnover and strengthening the muscles that maintain your body whilst you go fast or faster during the training periods and tapering periods of the training schedule you maintain.

Hence there is the racing schedule you must take into account also. There is a lot going on in he realm of injury prevention, nutrition and improving time(s) during the races. Everyone wants to be on the podium, don’t lie or deny it. I know I do, but reality sinks in extremely fast when you look at your training log and notice the lack of time spent putting in the work to acquire, and hone such skill to even consider being close enough to finish fast, or faster than the last race you ran.

This week there will be plenty of running, but today we’ll work not on speed, but on foot landing, followed by a pull, and a pose. Technique takes time to learn, and it should be practiced very often to get the connective tissue stronger especially if you’re not strong enough for a lot of endurance foot work. Injury prevention is job one.

Today we’re at Mayfair Park, Westchester, IL

Soccer field x 1 lap

  1. Slow run x 100m
  2. High knees x 100m
  3. Med run x 100m
  4. Heels to butt x 100m
  5. Fast run x 100m
  6. Soccer field x 1
  • 20 x leg levers
  • 20 x superman
  • 100 x mountain climbers
  • 50m bear crawl
  • 50m crab walk
  • 50m lunges

Gonna be dragged

I was wondering how many people can take it one step higher by adding a little more suck to their workouts. How? Drag something, anything with or without a sled, and I guarantee that it will be a different type of suck.

Today it’s gonna be our turn to add such a suck to our workout. We’ve used the sled once before on cement, and today we’re going to use it on a soccer field. This is going to be so much fun!

Today we’re at Mayfair Park, Westchester, IL

Sb (44/50), mb (14/20) sled (53/35)

– 1 x soccer field

  • 20 x sb cleans
  • 100m sled drag
  • 100m run
  • 30 x cousins mb
  • 30 x mb burpees

– 1 x soccer field w/sb

  • 100m sled drag
  • 50 x flutter kicks (sb)
  • 50 yd lunges
  • 50 yd bear crawl

Nothing like a day at the beach, sort of

We’ve been having fun working on sand a few times a week recently, and today we’re having sand to shake off, and spit out after our workout today. You will need your ruck for this workout at the vb court.

Okay, who doesn’t like a shock absorbing ground when you facial due to fatigue!? 🙋🏽‍♂️

Today we’re @Mayfair Park

Rucks On!

• 60 ft bear crawl

• 60 ft crab walk

• 30 x pp

• 30 x burpee swing

• 60 ft gorillas

• 60 ft inch worms

• 30 x shoulder to shoulder

• 30 x flutter kicks / leg

• 1 x lap track