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Sprinting to Freedom

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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!!!

posted on Aug, 8 2015 @ 06:45 PM

edit on 8-8-2015 by Treespeaker because: (no reason given)

posted on Aug, 22 2015 @ 03:41 PM
a reply to: pl3bscheese
Remember to use the foam roller on your hamstring's as well as kneading them out with your fingertips.

posted on Sep, 3 2015 @ 08:12 AM
No foam rolling it's unnecessary massochism. I think more fad than supportive and functional.

Lately been running 250m repeats, walk back. It's probably better classified as strides, though not really. Mild ramp up, keep to 85-90% max, stay strong to end. Don't need anymore absolute speed, working on increasing distance while run real fast. In a couple weeks I'll jump up to 400m at 85%, then 800m at 80%. At those distances will be jogging back.
edit on 3-9-2015 by pl3bscheese because: (no reason given)

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