Congratulations to all of the athletes who raced this past weekend at Timberman 70.3:
I am proud of you. Your hard work has paid off!
I always love reading an article when it explemplifiues and supports what I preach. If you’ve ever sprinted to the finish of a 5k, you understand the importance of fast-twitch muscle fibers (even if you wouldn’t use those exact words). The power short bursts of speed, and an excellent way to develop that strength is with plyometric exercises, such as box jumps, jump squats and high skips.
Runners who tackle longer distances or who never race at all also benefit from these challenging exercises. At the end of a long run or race, when slow-twitch muscles become fatigued, well trained fast-twitch muscles can take up the slack, allowing you to run longer. Therefore, when you’re coach tell you to do a specific exercise. Do it!
Enclosed you will find the breakdown for this weekend:
|5 am||5:30 – 6:50 am||5 am||5:30 – 6:50 am||8 am||6:30 am|
|Sport||Swim||Bike trainer / Run||Swim||Long Run||Swim / Speed||Brick||Run|
|Location||Aquatic Center||Dtwn||Aquatic Center||Dtwn||Aquatic Center||Lake Louisa State Park||Dtwn|
Advanced Cycle, YMCA of Central Florida, NormaTec Recovery, David’s World Cycle, Track Shack, Rudy Project.