Looks like you and me are on the same page (sprints and shoulders)… I am headed out in a few minutes for a PT appointment to get my shoulder problem diagnosed (looks to be some type of impingement that makes overhead squats sheer fantasy.
As for sprinting, I am hoping to run a sub-60 second 400m dash next year, and most of my focus has been improving my short distance sprinting (100m and 200m) as opposed to trying to build aerobic endurance.
Good luck with your shoulder! My humerus is apparently not sitting properly in the joint… which is not funny at all
Love your sprinting goal. Keep us posted on how you’re doing! That’s really exciting.
Looks the the problem with my shoulder is similar (I just got back from the PT session). I have a problem with the humeral joint where the humerus is not being pulled properly into the posterior capsule (most likely due to WEAK, WEAK, WEAK muscles on my upper back, the ones that would pull the humerus back into the proper spot – opposite of what the pecs would do).
Anyway, I need to do some very isolated strength work over the next 6-12 weeks, and not try to do movements that cause intense pain (like overhead squats).
Well, I ran 200m yesterday in the warm-up and 300m today. Those are the first sprints I’ve done in….5 years? I’m gonna work up to that lap! Woohoo!
I’m so jealous you felt a cool breeze. That’s sad. Come on autumn!
I’m so thrilled for you that you’re back to running. That is really just so awesome. It won’t be long before you’re whining about the little uphill behind the building like the rest of us!
Tom R. says:
After your post last week about your 200m/swing/plank WOD, my buddies and I decided to pull out a 12x200m sprinting session. Mind you, it had been awhile for all of us, but nevermind that. We decided 12 200m sprints sounded like a great idea. Thankfully, only 1 out of 4 of us pulled a hammie. The rest of us were just intolerably sore for 3 days. We decided we will be sprinting more often. It was awesome.
You are made of tough stuff, ’cause I was totally NOT sprinting when I ran all those 200s. Good for you! Sorry to hear about the pulled hammie!
And yeah, sprinting is oddly awesome.
Thanks for the WordPress tip. It is cooperating a big more than Blogger. Nick worked on my shoulder last week too. I have a nice line of bruises up my left tricep as a parting souvenir. Thanks to Nick, I can once again drive with both arms. Whoo-hoo! I’ve recently done a lot of sprint work too. I wrote about it in my blog. I’m currently fueling and resting to prep for my next sprint workout. The WOD I’m doing tomorrow beat me yesterday and that’s unacceptable.
Janice, glad to hear WordPress is working for you!
Man! I have to go to Nick again tomorrow, and I’m dreading it. I know it’s good for me, and I think he’s very good at what he does, but the agony of those thumbs!
Hope we get to workout together sometime soon.
The thumbs. *shudder* I made the mistake of suggesting we listen to Arcade Fire during my most painful session. Now, when I hear Neon Bible, I have flashbacks of that chair and the thumbs.
Chris, I LOVE that pickup idea. I’d definitely going to work that into our next sprint session. And dragging the pallet sounds like SO MUCH FUN. I wanna come workout with you!
Meghan E. says:
Mel. God bless you for doing sprints!!
I last did sprints on Monday (late) evening because I couldn’t get a WOD in and I have a Warrior Dash coming up at the end of the month and need to do some Endurance work.
My running WOD:
WarmUp- run around neighborhood and down the hill to the playground.
WOD 10- 30 second uphill sprints
CashOut- walk, try not to pass out, walk some more, then essentially crawl back UP the road to my apartment.
WARRIOR DASH! How fun is that?!
I know it’s weird, but… I like hill sprints. I always feel like the ground is coming up to meet me, to try to help me up the hill. So sweet and thoughtful!
Nice work, lady!
Well, I hate sprints (or any kind of running for that matter) more than I can say. So, I avoid them at all costs. In fact, Nancy was the workout at the gym one day this week and I somehow found that I was too busy to go to CF to do the WOD! Oops!! lol
I find myself a mix between knowing I have to do it, and doing it and hating it and not doing it.
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