There will be no beast camp this year. I know, I know. You’re all gutted.
Because of the make up of the group this year I’m going to do something slightly different. We’re going to do some conditioning work, but only in terms of instruction. You’ll be given a schedule to complete in your own time.
The first four weeks are going to be very technical. We’re going to do all the drills, but to perfection. We’re also going to do some stability and preparation work.
But don’t despair, it’ll still be hard work. I don’t want you to worry!
Details will be posted on this site, including the conditioning work, flexibility work etc.
Great Britain 4x100m Relay at the Beijing World Championships 2015
I know it’s a football reference, and I haven’t watched a football match for many years, but the GB relay team has the same air of inevitability about it that an England Penalty shoot-out had. You just knew. It didn’t matter what your hopes were. You just knew.
Read the rest of the article on speed endurance.com here:
There was one person who wanted him to win, discounting the non-haters.
Justin Gatlin wanted Justin Gatlin to win.
Gatlin doesn’t understand why people hate him. People don’t understand why Gatlin is unrepentant and expects people to like him. In other words, they don’t understand why he doesn’t understand. I’ll try and clear it up for both parties with some biased pseudo-psychology.
What should have been the role he was born for, the IAAF presidency, he has instead inherited a poisoned chalice. The 2016 Olympics could be the most pivotal for track and field athletics in its history. The Russian systemic doping and the IAAF blood doping scandals, coupled with”The Justin Gatlin” situation have come together to create a perfect storm.
In terms of running workouts, grass or track and do the following (depending on how you feel and the conditions). Use your experience to warm up correctly.
1. Speedmakers – 3 sets of 2x laps 60 acceleration/40 float with 50m recovery between sprints and 15 minutes between sets. This is a very tough workout and you will possibly be sick by the end. Don’t let that worry you. It’s supposed to be.
2. Turnabouts – 3x3x60m with turnabout recovery and 20min between sets. This will be hard during the sets if you run it about 95% but you should recover enough between sets that it won’t make you sick 😉 Time yourself if you can as it will make sure you’re maintaining speed.
3. RAST – 6 reps of 35m as fast as possible with a 10 second turnabout. (Yes that is 10 seconds). Time each run and record it, then send it across to me. This will be hard if you do it properly even though it sounds like a quick session (which it is)