This my be a little rough around the edges but…
I had a pitcher who, in the very early part of the preseason, made a passing remark out of the side of his mouth …" There’s got to be an easier way to do this…"
I stopped dead in my tracks, picked my head up from whatever it was that I was writing, singled him out from the others and took him to the side.
I remember my comments to this day.
" Son, if this was easy anyone would be here… but it’s you. Easy is not in the game plan, nor is it a career path from a player that I’m looking for - get it. Easy is clearing out your things, getting a ticket to ride in a different direction then where you’re standing right now."
So, Easy way to train, you ask? There is no easy in this game. Never was, never is. Easy is for those that have no definition of who they are in this sport.
Running is a good conditioner when it’s done right and for all the right reasons - but easy isn’t one of them.
I apologize up front if this comes down on the hard side of a response. On the other hand, I’ve read some of your past posts and you impress me as someone with a positive demeanor in whatever aspects of this sport your with. So, I’d lose this easy thing.
Running … find a hill, a street, a place in a public park that goes up hill. Throwing is a activity specific for pitchers that requires a plan, detailed by a reasonable before - during -and after.