As we reach peak training load / taper initiation mileage is high, the load on the system is high & some fatigue is normal. The purpose of this workout is to restore a light & springy quality to gait. The plyometric focus here is on quickness & agility. A different form of plyometrics can be used for power & strength, but that is best done after a base strength has been established and no major events are on the near horizon.
The general wisdom for endurance athletes has been to build strength during the off-season and then try to maintain those strength gains as one enters into the event season. An inherent challenge to this strategy is that the off-season is short and the in-season / competitive season is long. It is important to note that […]