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  • #16
    Originally posted by canuck416 View Post
    I jog about a mile over to the high school track and run intervals twice a week. Currently do 10 X 100 meter sprints. I sprint down the straights, walk halfway thru the turn then begin a slow jog until I start my sprint at the end of the turn. Then I jog home. It took me a few weeks, but now I really enjoy the exerperience. Sometimes I'll do my sprints barefoot on the football field turf which I also enjoy very much.
    This is basically my exact thing too. Felt like a flailing idiot the first time as all my muscle memory is set on jogging it seems. But I'm getting better and better at it and feel SO good after!
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    • #17
      Lately I've been vomiting after my sprints. I usually sprint 1.5 hours after a meal, usually after breakfast. I do alot of hill sprints for 20 seconds, 1 minute off. Anybody have suggestions on how to recover without feeling terrible?

      Since the weather is getting colder, I am switching to swimming to do my sprints. However, I feel whenever I go swim fast, my form suffers. Does anyone have suggestions to improve my swimming form via books or videos?

      Thank you

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      • #18
        Originally posted by Louisa655 View Post
        I was coached for years in running. I'm used to interval training that included sprints on a weekly basis. Used to begin sprint training for :30 seconds, and would increase in increments of :10s up to 2min sprints. Would add additional # of sprints weekly. I know what sprints are and I know how to sprint and I know what my body can take. I intend to race 10 km races, training only using sprints. I'll check back in after my next 10km race. Sprint on :-)

        Louisa, clearly you are a knowledgable and accomplished athlete. Sprint on indeed ! :-)

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        • #19
          It's starting to get icy on the track in the early mornings, so I guess I'll be moving indoors to sprint on a machine......
          Yeah, right.
          I don't think so.
          I stopped off after work today and picked up a pair of cleats so I can sprint the football field that the track surrounds.
          Looking foward to it in the morning.

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          • #20
            I have started doing Sprint 8 on a recumbent bike recently and have to say I like it a lot. Much easier on the skeleton and less of a chance of pulling a hamstring. The older I get the more I am aware of the risk of injury. Also as I get older fitness gains come a lot harder and an injury can destroy months of training in an instant. I love sprinting in the park but am not sure how much I will do it from now on.

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            • #21
              Try hill sprints if you're worried about your hamstrings.

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              • #22
                Michael Johnson, when he's commentating on Sanya Richards doing the 400m in around 49s, always says that you can't sprint flat-out for 400m and you have to relax and maintain along the back straight. And he's got to be the guru, right?

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                • #23
                  See, I know how good sprinting is for you, but it makes me feel so terrible I'm reluctant to do it. Did it a couple of weeks ago with my 9-year-old as a rabbit (I never caught her!) doing 4x30s with 4mins recovery in between, and afterwards I felt so sick I had to miss having my tea!

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                  • #24
                    Originally posted by ecole66 View Post
                    I have started doing Sprint 8 on a recumbent bike recently and have to say I like it a lot. Much easier on the skeleton and less of a chance of pulling a hamstring. The older I get the more I am aware of the risk of injury. Also as I get older fitness gains come a lot harder and an injury can destroy months of training in an instant. I love sprinting in the park but am not sure how much I will do it from now on.
                    A couple years ago, after being what I thought was very thoroughly warmed up, (I had hiked extensively a bit earlier in the day,) I took a Karate class and while executing front kicks, to my disappointment and surpirse, badly injured a hamstring.) Although I want to preserve the ability to sprint if ever necessary, (thinking more life and death than catching a train, for example,) for training situations I have now leaned in the same direction as you ecole66. I've done "sprints" with: Heavybag, rebounder, squat/row movements with resistance bands and, IME, the most brutal, the Scwinn Airdyne.

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                    • #25
                      Originally posted by PaleoMum View Post
                      See, I know how good sprinting is for you, but it makes me feel so terrible I'm reluctant to do it. Did it a couple of weeks ago with my 9-year-old as a rabbit (I never caught her!) doing 4x30s with 4mins recovery in between, and afterwards I felt so sick I had to miss having my tea!
                      The best thing is to start out gradually and build up intensity. Sprints are not supposed to be a nice walk in the park, so if you want great results, continue to sprint, just remember that things must proceed gradually! Right now I have injured a tendon in one of my calves, so my stair sprints cannot be an all-out effort these days, but I still jog up the stairs…
                      "All truth passes through three stages. First, it is ridiculed. Second, it is violently opposed. Third, it is accepted as being self-evident."

                      - Schopenhauer

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