So today I am taking a much-needed rest day! I woke up and my left hamstring was pretty sore and tight. Yesterday's tempo run was pretty intense and then I added another 4 miles helping coach the 10K group last night for a total of 13 miles. I love new runners who are eager to learn the sport and are willing listen to improve!
My lacrosse team had their first scrimmage yesterday also and well...let's just say we have some things to iron out!! So for today's practice I put together a ton of footwork drills, speed work drills, and plyometric exercises to help them with their overall performance. We did lots of ladder work, lateral movements, shuffling, drop steps and fast twitch movements. They LOVED it. I could see the "lightbulb" go off when they realized proper footwork and body positioning. These moments are the reason I coach. I love to see them improve and grow. I also participated in the drills with them and ouch my calves felt it.
My mom treated me and my little guy to lunch and luckily I was all carbed up and ready to go for practice!
Tonight starts my weekend of midnight shifts..Friday, Saturday and Sunday at the hospital. Boo.