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  • Is there any way to make sprinting fun?

    I am having a REALLY, REALLY hard time getting on a regular sprinting schedule. I just don't like to do exercise that isn't fun and I don't find sprinting to be fun. I have no problem with hiking, swimming in an alpine lake, walking around San Francisco, jumping on my mini trampoline, walking on the beach, etc. because those things are fun. Also, how often are we really supposed to do this? Also, if there is any way this can be done in my house without me having to go anywhere that would help. Any ideas to make this easier and even a little fun will be greatly appreciated. Thanks.

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    Just run and down the stairs for 5-10 minutes.
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    • #3
      Simple answer, play a sport. I do all my sprinting in my once a week indoor soccer session

      I also agree i hate exercise unless it fulfills some sort of purpose and doesn't feel like exercise. Sport ticks that, and for LHT i think some sort of laborous work is the way to go.

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      • #4
        I only ever do sprinting now because its so much faster..I also started using a jump rope to mix things up

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        • #5
          Taunt dangerous wild animals.

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          • #6
            hire someone very scary looking to chase you
            beautiful
            yeah you are

            Baby if you time travel back far enough you can avoid that work because the dust won't be there. You're too pretty to be working that hard.
            lol

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            • #7
              I just make sure I'm behind something like this !

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              • #8
                Originally posted by bloodorchid View Post
                hire someone very scary looking to chase you
                I love your funny replies with the wild animals and scary people. I actually kind of figured it out. Here is what I did. I found this large online clock with a second hand, and I put on a re-run of Desperate Housewives and I tiled the Windows so I could see both of them on at the same time on my computer screen. Then I warmed up for a few minutes on my mini-trampoline, then I jumped off for 30 seconds and ran in place really, really fast, hopped back on for 90 seconds, then jumped at a moderate pace and did 8 sets of this. It felt really fun because I got to watch Desperate Housewives while sprinting so I think my problem is solved.

                A couple of times, I did sprinting on the beach barefoot and that really worked out also. Sprinting, getting grounded and getting vitamin D - its was a good combination, but I don't always have enough time. I am also open to other ideas people have. The stairs and jump roping that other people suggested could work too. Thanks.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by OldSchhool View Post
                  I just make sure I'm behind something like this !
                  looks like old school's volunteering to be the scary chaser
                  beautiful
                  yeah you are

                  Baby if you time travel back far enough you can avoid that work because the dust won't be there. You're too pretty to be working that hard.
                  lol

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by bloodorchid View Post
                    looks like old school's volunteering to be the scary chaser
                    Lol. Hahahaha.
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                    • #11
                      Race somebody!
                      Crohn's, doing SCD

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                      • #12
                        Got a cat or are there cats in your neighborhood ? try to run after a cat to catch it ... or you can use the famed Rocky Balboa trick: run after a chicken

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                        • #13
                          :D:D yes,very great!

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                          • #14
                            Also, maybe you aren't actually sprinting. In a real sprint, you feel like your feet have vaporized and you've just sprouted wings, like the rest of the planet is frozen and you have conquered time and space. You start wondering if you're going to generate a sonic rainboom, and then you notice the pounding in your chest, start facing reality, and revv it down just before your heart explodes. Then you lay in the grass panting and gasping, noticing the sparkles in your vision as they throb and appear and disappear, and realize if a prey animal found you now, you'd have no chance of fighting it off because your whole body feels like lead weights. Have you really run that hard and not enjoyed it?
                            Crohn's, doing SCD

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                            • #15
                              Sprinting sucks. No getting around it. You might consider using a tabata timer. Then the total sprint session including rest is only a little over 4 minutes. I find it is safest to use an exercise bike so you don't have to worry about tripping and falling and you can close your eyes during the sprint.

                              Mark says every 7 - 10 days is enough but I have seen recommendations of 2x a week, too.
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