Range Is Open & Preparations Continue

My local practice facility has opened for the season, but I likely won’t be hitting any balls for at least a couple of weeks, looking at the forecast.

Two weeks from now temps will still be just above freezing on the daily high, so it’ll likely be the 2nd or 3rd week before the weather is suitable for getting back to work.

What I’ve been doing instead has been to focus on regaining some measure of fitness for when I get out there, so as to hit the ground running.

Meanwhile, Mr. Weatherman…


That means weekday treadmill work (currently walking 3.5 miles on a 2 degree incline), planking to strengthen the core (currently up to 5 minutes daily, 3 standard with a side plank for left and right each, 1 minute per go) and stretching.

I’m still pretty limber at 52 and intend to keep it that way, and since my whole swing theory revolves around leverage over muscle effort, I haven’t really had the incentive to do any weights.

By strengthening my core, back, shoulders, legs and hips with the planking and my legs and hips additionally with the walking regime, I imagine I will be in good enough condition to avoid injury as I begin the season.

It would be nice to drop a little more weight than I have recently but that should pick up with the daily workouts and several range sessions per week – hopefully!

For now, it’s time to get back into some daily speedwork, which took a backseat to the cardio regime the past couple of weeks.

It’s been a very boring few weeks since the New Year.  There was a lot of work done on the swing theory last year and into the New Year, but at this point, there’s not much to be worked on except for the speedwork and awaiting the season which has been approaching at a snail’s pace.

So, a little exciting news today, there’s a light at the tunnel’s end and it shouldn’t be too much longer before I can gauge the progress made since last season.

More to come!