“Hell week,” as they call it, has come to an end…and now the fun really begins. And by “fun,” I mean “work.” HARD WORK!
YaYa, who is still rubbing arnica gel on his left forearm and taking doses of acetaminophen and ibuprofen for total body soreness thinks the end of hell week means things will settle into a more routine level of work. That it will…but only after the increased intensity of toughness is built.
I suppose it’s not unlike the base building, followed by long run progression to “peak performance,” in marathon training. I realize this isn’t about running but I have to draw parallels to what I know.
Now that the team has logged their 10 hours of conditioning, their base conditioning has a nice foundation. From here, they will enter into full pads and starting hitting it full force, build a nice base in-pads, and continue on towards peak performance. And hopefully, their “peak” will be marked with a nice helping of success (though I’m simply praying for no serious injuries) as our league steps it up and enters into our 1st year of Division 1 competition!
Please join me in wishing the boys a great season. Leave your comments here.