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latemp 01-24-2008 05:36 PM

sprint workout
what kinda sprint workouts do you guys do? i just started doin mine today. run a 200 and walk a 200 4 times. once i'm back in sprintin shape lol, imma be ready to switch it up tho, so what yall got?

Ross86 01-24-2008 06:19 PM

Wellll....first of all, I never walk. Period. As far as sprinting goes, I wouldn't do anything less than 200 meters. Preferably a 200 meter recovery jog, but you can stretch it out as far as you like. 400 meter sprints are a lot better than 200 meter sprints. And 600 meter sprints SUCK! (that means that they're really good :)) As I get back into shape, I'd like to do 600 meter sprints with 400 meters for recovery. About 5-6 of those is plenty. Generally 400 meter sprints are recommended. The 600 meters is personal preference...because I've done 200m sprints, 200m, 300m, 400m, 500m, 600m, and 800m. I just hated the 500m & 600m the most because they were the toughest.

I did 200 meter sprints with a 200 meter recovery the other day, but that was because half of the track was covered in ice. You can jog as slow as you need to, but I'm very, very much against walking. If you get in the habit of jogging, as you get back into shape your pace will pick up on your recovery laps.

And record your times! I know you're probably not going to be running in track meets, but that is the best way to gauge your progress.

latemp 01-25-2008 04:32 AM

so how many 400s do you do? even though im trying to get back in shape, i'm more tryin 2 cut up then anything so whats the best workout for that? i started sprinting because i hear regular running burns too much muscle

Ross86 01-25-2008 04:55 AM

Doing 400 meter sprints can be a form of HIIT. There are several sample workouts if you browse the net. 4-6 should be sufficient. But then again, it depends on what kinda shape you're in.

Gotta run to work..sorry I can't elaborate any more.

hrdgain81 01-25-2008 06:15 AM

I do mine timed, 30 seconds on 30 seconds off.

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