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  • I did my first ever sprints the other day

    It was hilarious. I walked 30 minutes and then had to sprint across the road and I felt like I weighed a TON. Walked a little more then sprinted again (10sec each time), a 3rd sprint made me realize just how out of shape I am!

    But I did SPRINTS! YEAH
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  • #2
    Originally posted by shelynne62 View Post
    It was hilarious. I walked 30 minutes and then had to sprint across the road and I felt like I weighed a TON. Walked a little more then sprinted again (10sec each time), a 3rd sprint made me realize just how out of shape I am!

    But I did SPRINTS! YEAH
    Aren't sprints fun? When I started sprints, I was well warmed up by walking, and then started small, short sprints. Now I sprint for 60-90 seconds and do at least 10. They are so much frick'in fun! They are my favourite part of the week!

    Enjoy!
    /lU
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    • #3
      I've only done them twice in the past month. My knee doesn't seem to like it which is weird.

      I did feel stupid though. Good thing we live in the country. I felt like Feebee on Friends, the way she ran in the one episode...LOL
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      07/01/2013

      Weight; 199
      Chest; 41.5
      Waist; 42
      Hips; 40
      Thigh; 22.5
      Calf; 15
      Bicep: 13
      Forearm; 11.5
      Neck; 17

      07/20/2013

      Weight; 200
      Chest; 42
      Waist; 42.5
      Hips; 39
      Thigh; 23
      Calf; 15
      Bicep: 13
      Forearm; 11.5
      Neck; 16

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      • #4
        I like to try to do interval sprints at least twice a week. Unfortunately I have a herniated disk in my back so I can only do them on an elliptical runner or a bike.
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        • #5
          Originally posted by ez2cy View Post
          I've only done them twice in the past month. My knee doesn't seem to like it which is weird.

          I did feel stupid though. Good thing we live in the country. I felt like Feebee on Friends, the way she ran in the one episode...LOL
          I always run like satan is chasing me

          sprints are the best buzz, I don't time mine, I just run like hell.

          Louisa655 - how the hell can you sprint for 90 seconds, there is no way I could go full out ass hauling top speed for that lengh of time/
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          • #6
            Louisa,

            Picking up on Primal Rob's thought, I would (***UNSOLICITED "ADVICE" WARNING***) respectfully invite you to consider adding some 10-30 second sprints into "the mix." Think 40 yard to 100 yard dash, with a near to all out effort. No doubt 90 seconds of sustained high intensity work is a tremendous effort. It is however, IMO & IME a very different beast than the shorter distances with nothing held back. (90 seconds, again, IME, requires some level of "pacing" to finish. Heck, even 30 seconds can. 10 seconds of pure exploding, explosive, explosion, with some explosioness to boot, now that's something :-) [An imagery I've used, which meshes with primal thinking I suppose, is that I am literally running for my life, usually, probably b/c I've seen too many movies, toward a cliff over a river that I am crazed and sufficiently survival motivated to jump into while those pursuing me would not. A wild beast, a hostile tribe, a real life Nigerian scam letter author, whatever works. In the words of an renowned internet fitness guru, Enjoy the pain.]
            Last edited by Cayenne; 11-21-2012, 04:34 AM.

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            • #7
              When I sprint I count breaths and try for 20 to 30 breaths. I will stop sprinting as soon as I slow down a little bit. Sometimes it requires a huge push to get all the way to 30 breaths. Sometimes I even can barely make it to 15 breaths. Typically the distance for 30 breaths is never quite as much as 200 yards and a little more than just the straightaway on the track.
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              • #8
                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.
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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Cayenne View Post
                  Louisa,

                  Picking up on Primal Rob's thought, I would (***UNSOLICITED "ADVICE" WARNING***) respectfully invite you to consider adding some 10-30 second sprints into "the mix." Think 40 yard to 100 yard dash, with a near to all out effort. No doubt 90 seconds of sustained high intensity work is a tremendous effort. It is however, IMO & IME a very different beast than the shorter distances with nothing held back. (90 seconds, again, IME, requires some level of "pacing" to finish. Heck, even 30 seconds can. 10 seconds of pure exploding, explosive, explosion, with some explosioness to boot, now that's something :-) [An imagery I've used, which meshes with primal thinking I suppose, is that I am literally running for my life, usually, probably b/c I've seen too many movies, toward a cliff over a river that I am crazed and sufficiently survival motivated to jump into while those pursuing me would not. A wild beast, a hostile tribe, a real life Nigerian scam letter author, whatever works. In the words of an renowned internet fitness guru, Enjoy the pain.]
                  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 :-)
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                  Start Date: 25-06-12 @ 161lbs
                  Goal Reached: 30-09-12 @ 143lb. Now bouncing between 145lb - 149lb. I'd like less bounce and more consistency :-)

                  Started Cross Fit 20.12.12 ---- Can't wait to submit my success story on the 1st anniversary of starting primal.

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                  • #10
                    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.
                    Funny, but that's the same sprint workout that I do.
                    Jog to my local high school track, sprint the straight part of the track, then slow jog around the arc.
                    I'm at the point where the soreness is no longer there, I'm staying on the balls of my feet and leaning foward better too.
                    I was doing that twice a week as well, but I found a nice 90 yard hill in a local park that starts at 10 degrees, then increases to around 30 degrees before topping out.
                    Now I sprint the track once a week, and sprint the hill once a week. I think the hill sprint is helping me to sprint better on the flat track, with better form and drive. I feel much more confident sprinting flat after incorporating the hill sprint into my routine.
                    As a youth, sprinting was always my strong point, and I'm very happy to be doing it again. Noticing improvment makes me motivated to keep doing it.

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                    • #11
                      I love to do stair sprints in a public stair that goes up from the beach where I live, 7 o'clock in the morning I sprint up for 30 seconds and then walk down. First 4 easy warmups, then 10 all out sprints, and thereafter 1 calm down sprint. Finally I do 30 minutes of easy jogging on the beach for around 25-30 minutes, often without shoes. Sometimes I also walk a little to finish...
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                      • #12
                        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 :-)
                        I am propper impressed. Is it a full out as fast as you can go thing or is there any element of pacing when you sprint for up to 2 mins, I'm asking cos I just can't imagine myslef being able to haul ass at full bore for that long, it seems so far away from the 15 to 20 seconds I manage. Not sure if sprinting is a term you are using for a specific pace - like sprinting on a bike for example is not as full out as on foot as you have to balance between spinning your legs and grinding the gears, so can be done for longer, where as with running you can just run all out 100% into it.

                        Originally posted by Gorbag View Post
                        I love to do stair sprints in a public stair that goes up from the beach where I live, 7 o'clock in the morning I sprint up for 30 seconds and then walk down. First 4 easy warmups, then 10 all out sprints, and thereafter 1 calm down sprint. Finally I do 30 minutes of easy jogging on the beach for around 25-30 minutes, often without shoes. Sometimes I also walk a little to finish...
                        I've tried sprinting up stairs -crap that hurt my legs
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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by Tribal Rob View Post
                          I am propper impressed. Is it a full out as fast as you can go thing or is there any element of pacing when you sprint for up to 2 mins, I'm asking cos I just can't imagine myslef being able to haul ass at full bore for that long, it seems so far away from the 15 to 20 seconds I manage. Not sure if sprinting is a term you are using for a specific pace - like sprinting on a bike for example is not as full out as on foot as you have to balance between spinning your legs and grinding the gears, so can be done for longer, where as with running you can just run all out 100% into it.



                          I've tried sprinting up stairs -crap that hurt my legs

                          I tend to agree with this. If you are really running all out, can't go any harder I am not sure you can sustain that for more than 20-30 seconds.

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by Tribal Rob View Post
                            I've tried sprinting up stairs -crap that hurt my legs
                            I find stair sprints to be the safest form of sprinting that I have tried, (not counting the elliptical machine!), probably due to lower maximum speed. I sometimes also sprint in the beach though, but in shorter intervals, like 5 – 8 seconds, due to a higher risk of rupture of tendons…
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                            • #15
                              Yeah, I sprinted on the beach once, barefoot on wet sand, my arches were a tad sore the next day, it's hard on the body, but the distance between strides once I was going full bore was really amazing, plus the toe and ball of foot only prints really showed how different sprinting is from running.
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