Timeframe: I want to have a large improvement by April.
Exercise I'm used to: When the season was in full swing, we'd do 1-2 hours of endurance and strength training Thursday nights. Then we'd have a game on the Saturday. I'd occasionally knock the training down to 1 hour and do strength on my own Monday or Tuesday to even out the week.
Until February, I have nothing organised. All fitness is down to me. So, I'm thinking of doing some runs to build up that level of endurance. I still do my own strength stuff, but in a lot smaller sessions spread out.
How do you organise a running schedule? Do you do small jogs everyday? Do you (As I think I want to) set out to do longer ones once every few days? What are the pitfalls with running (Never done it as an exercise)?
What I think I'd like (And want critique/suggestions on) is to do a couple of run sessions and a strength session each week. Run Tuesday, Strength Thursday, Run Saturday. Then, come February when social hockey stars again, Ditching the run and making sure I make up for it on the field. Then, in April when Training kicks off, ditching the strength for the 2 hour training (Strength, endurance and skills training). Then, when the season starts, ditching the social hockey for a run on Monday/Tuesday, and ditching the Saturday run for the actual game.
So it would be something like:
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February and March:--------
Tue: Social hockey
Thu: Hockey training (Strength, endurance and skills)
May through August----------------
Thu: Hockey training
Sat: Hockey game.
Any input is much appreciated.