Sunday Sprint Workout

Yo!

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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6 thoughts on “Sunday Sprint Workout

  1. Hey girl. What you just mentioned at the end, I am definitely doing that now in between weight circuits….and call me odd, but I love staying sweaty the whole time I’m working out, so I love keeping my heart rate UP and the sweat factor UP even in a weight workout.
    ROCKS. 😉

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  2. These sprint workouts will most defintitely make your 5k faster! I am case in point! I haven’t been running long distances AT ALL and lone and behold I was truckin it 🙂

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