The Squids run track practices every Monday night . We start in October and we go until the end of the season. Our coach, Angry Kevin, programs the entire thing - we do not know what we are going to do until he tells us during the practice.The workouts change but in general, the intensity builds. Every A team member comes and we typically have 3 to 5 B teamers.
The elements throughout the year are:
3 mile hilly campus loop, 1 mile, 800s, 400s, 200s, 100s, 40s, 25s, Stadiums (50m height) (big steps, little steps, big step hops), hill sprints (about 100m), standing jumps, and agility latter drills. All of these have numerous modification potential. Everything is times, that it, if we do 400s they will start every X minutes until we are done and each of are times for each 400 are announced.
Yesterday's workout was :
- 800 warmup
- 3x Build 100s
- 6x400s on 3 minutes
- 1x Broken 400 (Run a 50 & turn around, run a 50 & turn around x4)
- 5x200s on 2 minutes
- 10x 40s on 1 minute
- 10x 25s on 45 seconds
- 8 staduims with 10 standing jumps at the top
- Cool down 400
So why do I write about this now?
Last night I had this really awesome experience: I just killed the 200s; pushed myself hard on each one. When I was finally able to think again, it hit me: "I feel invincible. I can do anything, I can beat anyone."
At 6pm, our track is only illuminated by the moon and the diffuse light of the nearby buildings. The darkness helps with the introspection and I was overpowered with this realization.
Colorado, I'm coming for you.