posted on Aug, 8 2015 @ 05:07 PM
Yea I sprint. I said it. I know it's unpopular, and many see it as the devil, but I'm a masochist who enjoys a good challenge.
Took me a month walking around a little jogging, decided in good enough health, started hill sprints 50m. First go was 5, next week 6, then 7, 8.
After reached 8 50s, went flat surface longer distance, now at it about 120m at a time, first go a few days ago 4 of em for a session.
So after my first sprint 6 weeks ago a few days sore as hell. Not again until increased distance recently, but not as sore as initial adaptation.
Figure I'll do the same, increase count 1 each week until hit 8, then double the distance again and stick to 4 for 8 weeks working on speed.
One of my longer term goals is to reach a 6 minute flat mile time, I could do it at age 12, now 32, but without training then, figure I got the stuff
still do it.
So after I can reach maybe 17.5mph for 240m 4 goes, then switch to fast run mixed with slower runs 4 and 4 for mile and a half. After a month of that
spend last month just running out for a mile.
Think that'll cover all bases maybe in a few months be back down to that 6 minute mark. I'm probably at about 7 1/2 for a mile right now. I also run
mixed with walking once a week currently.
I know runners talk about accumulating milage per week, but I don't see it. Not going for a marathon here, it's about specific adaptations.
Even after I get this mile time sticking to:
sprint, run, bike, freestyle swim
1 each a week.
Also with the strength training twice a week, making gains retracing my steps last year after a burnout.
Fun stuff, SPRINT!!!