Today I went with a hurdle endurance workout, the classic zone drill. In today’s iteration, I removed hurdles 4-5-6-7, which left 1-2-3 and 8-9-10. I used competition spacing, as I felt that anything less would result in my run-in step distance being messed up. Last year I really struggled with this drill, partially because I couldn’t get the right step length to go over 8-9-10, and partially because overspeed hurdling is hard. Regrettably, I didn’t look at the thread before going out to practice today, so I didn’t get in any of the requested drills or anything. In fact, I didn’t do much of anything else today, as the zone drill itself is draining enough.
The literal workout was composed of 5 reps of the zone drill.
Unfortunately, I did not film today because I forgot my camera, which is too bad because I felt pretty quick. The first rep, my step was off and I skipped the second flight of hurdles, but other than that mishap I felt pretty smooth (compared to normal during this workout) throughout everything but the 8th hurdle, which is always sloppy for me.
Afterwards I had a fast light lift, just:
8×2 parallel box squats @ 185 lbs
9×3 bench press @ 135 lbs
Tomorrow I have a recovery massage, but I don’t work this Monday, so I’ll be back on the track then barring any jello-like effects on my legs from the massage.