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CHAPTER FOUR

AN ATHLETE IN TRAINING

PROGRESS AND POWER

Alex’s training schedule is constantly evolving, based on variables like the time of year, and how soon his next race is. The nearer the race, the less he trains, to allow him to be as fresh as possible on the day. In a full or ‘loaded’ week, Alex will train up to seven times, whereas in a low week, this is cut down to four training sessions. Below is an example of a typical training week for Alex.
MONDAY
Start practice, main track session, circuit with medicine ball, core circuit
TUESDAY
Bike warmup, drills, sandpit drills, hurdle walkovers, core work
WEDNESDAY
Wicket technical runs, main track session, gym session, core circuit
THURSDAY
25-minute jog, 2 circuits, repeat everything from Tuesday
FRIDAY
Stretching, core circuit at home
SATURDAY
Track session, jumps circuit, gym session, core work
SUNDAY
Bike session, core work, stretching