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Sunday Sprint Workout

Posted Mar 28 2010 12:32pm


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!!

Try this:

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.

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