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    I just started out as an assistant coach in a struggling program. I'm trying to implement a Tuesday Thursday morning run program. The guys have been coming in a few here and there the last couple weeks. It is not mandatory right now so I don't really push the attendance. We are running about a ten minute warm up, two minute goes with a two minute break three times on stairs, and five forty yard sprints at the end. As a team we do some push ups and then they shower. What are other teams doing? Is this to much for the guys to handle two days a week? I would like some feedback from guys still in high school.

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    I am still in high school, and that doesnt sound like it its too much, sounds like it will be good and put a conditioning edge on the wrestlers.

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    It doesn't sound like that much conditioning, but keep in mind that there are other issues to consider.

    If parents have multiple children in the same school they are already making 3 trips a day (1 to drop off, 2 different pick ups). Adding a different drop off at the same school might be problematic, especially if there are younger children at home that need supervision (I can't just leave my 4th grader at the bus stop with nobody home).

    Additionally, do you have showers at your school? If not, it's pretty gross for high school boys to go to school after running without being able to take a shower.

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    Yes we have large shower facilities available for our athletes after running. I was wondering how many teams do morning running through the season???

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    We run 30 mins every morning, up the east side stairs of the bleachers then run to the west end then down the stairs then around the basketball court back to the east stairs. This is a mandatory 30 min run. You miss this and you will be running sprints for 30 min in the wrestling room after practice. The gym is not nearly as hot as the wrestling room. Wrestling practice is from 2:15 till 4:45.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Avallone View Post
    We run 30 mins every morning, up the east side stairs of the bleachers then run to the west end then down the stairs then around the basketball court back to the east stairs. This is a mandatory 30 min run. You miss this and you will be running sprints for 30 min in the wrestling room after practice. The gym is not nearly as hot as the wrestling room. Wrestling practice is from 2:15 till 4:45.
    "We" run 30 minutes...... how is that bleacher running going for you?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Formerathlete79 View Post
    Yes we have large shower facilities available for our athletes after running. I was wondering how many teams do morning running through the season???
    We never really did a separate morning workout (besides lifting, when the team was down), but did a ton of running late into the night. (Practices routinely ran from 3:20-7ish.

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    We would run once a week, usually, in the middle of the season, ending before conferences/postseason. Long distance running some day, sprints some days, usually lifting, either a circuit or plate workout. Running in the morning never took the place of conditioning after practice though. We didn't go as late as you, Schlottke, usually ended around 5:30 or after, but a good number stayed after practice to work more.
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    It wasn't fun, but definitely made the difference between being frequent place winners and frequent champions. The additional conditioning at the High School level made such a difference it wasn't even funny.
    Last edited by Schlottke; 11-21-2008 at 11:20 PM.

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