This summer I’m doing a combination of lifting and running.
I workout 5 days I week. I try to keep the two rest days constant and far from each other (for example i mostly do thursdays and sundays as rest days).
Mostly my running consists of distance since we obviously need to have some serious endurance. I do my 2 mile runs for time on a track, alternating once and twice a week.
I do a lot of 3, 4, 5 mile runs around a local campus, trail, around town.
Other than that, I do sprint work twice a week. The ones my coach gives me varies, but the typical are elevator runs (x5) (up and back starting at 100 and decreasing by 20 yards each time)
Running 100s on a field, even though THEY SUCK.
and then for a track workout I’ll run 400s and 200s for time.
In high school my coach had a sprint workout in which you ran to every single line. So first you do stroke, then top of the circle, 25, 50, 75, opposite circle, opposite stroke line, opposite end. annnnnd then you work your way back down. I think we did one, at most two.
Another we did was called the snake run. You orient yourself in terms of sideline and out of bounds, so you start at a corner of the field (for this example lets say the right corner). You jog across the end(goal) line, and sprint up the out of bounds until you hit the 25 yard line, then you jog across that line, sprint the next out of bounds, etc. We always do there and back, so we would do this about two times there and back.
If you reallllllly want to give yourself a challenge/be awesome, we did this while dribbling. It’ll suck, but you’ll be in shape
Yeah that’s about the basis for the running.
For lifting, I’m doing typical ab work like planks, pushups, V-ups. I’m getting a gym membership and doing the plan my coach has us doing, but you can easily do curls and stuff with dumbbells at home, which I did last summer. I lift 2-3 times a week and do about 3 sets of 10 reps.
So yeah. This is what I do. And then after I run (depending on how hot it is outside) I fhock around. I mostly just work on drives and lifts, but sometimes I can get someone to play with me and we do 1 v 1s.
I hope this helps. If you have any other questions, please don’t hesitate to ask!
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“What does it feel like to play?” Field hockey was the very first thing that I was naturally really good at, and enjoyed working hard for. Without field hockey, I would never have met my best friends, or learned how to be a good leader. My decision to play collegiate field hockey was extremely last minute, but it was once I realized that after my senior season I would never pick up a stick again, I physically cried at the thought. I ran my workouts in my college workout packet and cried when I didn’t think I was working hard enough and wasn’t going to make the team. The thought of not being able to play would bring such a gaping hole in my life. I’m blessed to play in college, and remind myself every day I have to work harder to stay where I am. When I play, I play to prove myself. I play because I love the game. The sound of composite on the ball, the smack of the backboard, how damn good my legs look in that kilt. As much as I may complain about field hockey, I love every little thing about it, and by no means would I be the person I am today without it.