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    Sprinting without a timer?

    Does anyone do interval sprinting without a timer? Or do people count in their heads? I don't want to have to wear anything on my sprinting.

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    I usually sprint at parks with soccer fields, I pick out a distance, usually 40 or 50 yards and do those. Sprint, walk back, repeat.

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    Fartlek traing, run between telephone poles, sprint up a hill walk down....lots of options.
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    I run as hard as I can until I can't run that hard anymore.

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    Sprint between points (poles, signs, trees, whatever) instead of by a timer. I usually warm up by walking. During my warmup, I just pick out objects to run between.

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    full sprint, wait till you catch your breath, full sprint, repeat as needed
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    Quote Originally Posted by abexman View Post
    Does anyone do interval sprinting without a timer? Or do people count in their heads? I don't want to have to wear anything on my sprinting.
    I just imagine there is someone I want to kill badly who I need to catch and bring to justice right now. Works for me. I don't time justice.

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    Quote Originally Posted by billp View Post
    I just imagine there is someone I want to kill badly who I need to catch and bring to justice right now. Works for me. I don't time justice.
    I imagine I haven't eaten in a week, and I'm chasing down an antelope.

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    Quote Originally Posted by billp View Post
    I just imagine there is someone I want to kill badly who I need to catch and bring to justice right now. Works for me. I don't time justice.
    Hell yeah! Dude, I do the same thing. I imagine there's someone I just need to own like no other, get angry, and sprint. It's freeing in a weird sort of way.
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    Quote Originally Posted by trekfan View Post
    Hell yeah! Dude, I do the same thing. I imagine there's someone I just need to own like no other, get angry, and sprint. It's freeing in a weird sort of way.
    Yes, its great, isn't it? I learned that technique from a favourite guru of mine, Nassim Taleb the old options trader turned philosopher. He wrote about natural stressors in his Why I Walk essay (http://www.fooledbyrandomness.com/whyIwalk.pdf), and how you need to be either running to catch something or running for your life, and it just clicked. He also does weightlifting, now around the 350lb mark for dead lifts. As gurus go he is on Facebook so is pretty accessible.

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