Tuesday, 12 April 2011

Intensity Week, Recovery, and Brooks Johnson

I have heard the question "what do you do at training camp" a few times over the past week. I think it's a good time to explain. Our training cycle works on a three week rotation, Intensity week, Volume week, than recovery week. Right now we are in an intensity week so we will have lower volume, higher intensity which translates most times times into higher speed on the track workouts. Our main "on the track" sessions are Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday with prescribed recovery exercises and runs every AM and PM of every other day.  In between all that we eat and sleep and get therapy.
I once heard Brooks Johnson say recovery is equally if not more important than the training itself in an athletes life. So what may look or sound like laziness is smart training.
I will post a recovery exercises video tonight on YouTube and link it through here. For anyone at home that will be up tomorrow morning.

No comments:

Post a Comment