|More jumping and plyometrics with my homemade box|
At any rate, I've been spending a lot of time cross-training with plyo and leg strengthening after runs. This morning I did about 100 box jumps on the 24" side of the box, probably 150 toe taps, followed by burpies, and speed skaters ... and some other plyometric exercises my friend, Melissa, gave me last year. Yesterday was a light leg day, but tomorrow is heavy again. I decided at the end of last year to really overload my bottom half and get as strong as possible to find out if there was any speed correlation. So far I'm not sure because I'm still about 10 pounds over race weight. But every time I run my legs feel lifeless and dead ... so it's still a work in progress.
I'll be a lot more detailed in future posts about what I'm actually doing, but for now it's really new ground as far as adding this much strength over the winter. I mean, I've been strong before ... like with high school and college athletics ... but I mean strong for an old man. We'll see I guess!
Be the fire.