The end of the season is a bittersweet time for most runners.
You don’t get to see your friends after school, but you also don’t have to suffer through grueling workouts every day.
As much as you might want to relax, now is the perfect time to reflect on the previous season, plan your summer training, and figure out your goals for next year.
Reflect On Your Season
Hopefully you set goals at the beginning of your season, but you can still reflect on your performances even if you didn’t set any goals.
If your teams puts results in athletic.net see if your times improved from last year and if they improved throughout the season.
If not, ask your coach if he has your times from meets, and if he doesn’t you might just have to base it off of your memory.
Depending on the event you run the time improvements could be between .1 seconds to over a minute.
Plan Your Summer Training
We recommend you to take at least a week off to let your body recover from all of the hard workouts.
However, you should start working hard after that week, especially if you’re planning on running cross country in the fall, or if you want to break a school record or run at states next year.
Distance Summer Training
As a distance runner summer is the perfect time to increase your sprinting speed while slowly improving your endurance. We also recommend doing some weight training as most athletes don’t do enough of that.
Your first month you should focus on weight training and increasing your sprinting speed, and for the last 2 you should focus on longer distance running.
Monday: Form sprinting. ( 5*100 meters until your pulse is back to 110-120 bpm)
Whether you’re happy or unhappy with your performance this year, you can always set goals and try to do better next year.
We recommend setting a couple goals:
A Training Process Goal: A goal that’s related to the process of training. Example: “I will run at least 3 days a week, and lift 3 days a week” or “I will run every day this summer”.
A Time Goal: This is the goal time that you want to run in your event next year. Go big! Don’t just decide to increase your time by a little bit, tell yourself that you want to get much faster and actually work towards it!
A Big Goal: This would be your ultimate season/high school career goal. This could be going to States, getting a track college scholarship, or maybe making varsity for the first time ever. Whatever it is, make it big!
Good luck with your upcoming season, and we hope that you reach your goals!
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