5 miles a day?


#1

So this is my last year of Legion ball. These new coaches and I have a lot of…well differences in opinion (I think it’s idiotic to bunt with a 7 run deficit but that’s just me). Anyways one of the new coaches is telling me now that the season has started to start running 5 miles a day, no matter what.

Doesn’t this seem a little bit unrealistic? Especially since we’re in the middle of a season where we play about 5 or 6 games some weeks. He wants my legs in shape and I understand he wants all the pitchers running more but 5 miles a day?

What do you guys think? Should I just do what he says and run that much or should I just forget it, do some extra running but keep from doing too much?


#2

I dont recommend 5 miles a day at all. Once a week or twoce a week, maybe. But even theb I would limit it to 3 miles, not 5. And id incorporate sprint work on the other days, as well as a day or two of rest.