I got up today to do a sprint workout. I haven’t done a good sprint workout in over a week and a half and my body was ITCHING to do it. I pretty much jumped out of bed this morning with anticipation
I texted my friend June last night to see if she wanted to go with me. She ran track in high school, and I knew she would be a good candidate. When I choose someone to work out with, I like to workout with someone that is stronger, better, faster or at least equal to me. That ensures that I will push myself hard.
June and I met up at the track and warmed up with some light jogging and dynamic stretches. Then we got to work.
4 laps: sprint the straightaways, walk the curves (100s, 8 sprints total)
4 sets: 50 yd. sprints
5 sets: 10 yd sprints
1 set: 400 meter dash
June kicks my butt. I have a quicker start than her, but after a few strides she is way ahead of me. She is someone who pushes herself to the limits and doesn’t give up and I love that about her. We are going to make sure to do sprint workouts together 1-2 times per week. We also hadn’t seen eachother in a while and ended up talking for like an hour after the workout.
Good friends+good workouts = Good times.
I met with my coach today and we took measurements. Kinda scary, but they can only go down from here I’m staying positive and having faith in the process.
My cousin is getting married today so I’m off to get ready for that! Here’s to a great week!!
Throw in some high intensity intervals into your weights routine. Do a set of your usual strength moves, and then do a set of jumping pull ups, sled pushes, tire flips, a sprint or anything else that gets your heart rate up quickly. You will find that you can get your workout done in a shorter time, and can even shave off some of your steady state cardio time.