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Still sprinting a little and trying hurdles

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

I can't say that it has had any effect on my speed during long runs yet, but some of the sprint workouts are actually fun.
200 meter repeats are short enough that they are not very uncomfortable and they still give me a feel for what running faster feels like. My time has improved from about 55 seconds to about 44 seconds.
400 meters on the other hand are a killer. I tried it for the first time today and it took me 2 minutes to finish as I was seriously running out of air at the end. The coach suggested trying 200 and 300 meter repeats for a while and gradually build up to 400m.
I am getting more comfortable with hurdles when jumping off with my left leg and can do several in a row. I tried for the first time to jump off with my right leg today and that did not go so well. I have a lot less jumping power and my coordination with arm movements is very shaky when jumping off with my right foot. I will practice single practice hurdles and some drills for a while.
I am still committed to only do workouts that I enjoy. This is, after all, my free time. emoticon

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  You are an awesome lady doing what you are doing... emoticon m emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon m

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JSTETSER 6/21/2013 5:48AM

    I'll have to try the sprint!

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IGSBETH 6/20/2013 12:27PM

    Way to go!

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FLAMENM 6/19/2013 11:34PM

    Sounds great. Hurdle on!

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BOPPY_ 6/19/2013 9:45PM

    Variety is the spice of fitness.

Spice adds to the variety of nutrition.

At the very least, you are spicing up your Sparking! Great!


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CELLOPLAYER1 6/19/2013 7:16PM

    Have fun!

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SILVERWITCH59 6/19/2013 4:34PM


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JEANNETTE59 6/19/2013 3:04PM


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HICKOK-HALEY 6/19/2013 11:29AM

    Look at you go..The hurdles sounds like so much fun..Your Coach has a good idea. Your doing better then I would. lol.
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WOUBBIE 6/19/2013 10:43AM

    Love to see your improvement! And I REALLY love that you're only committed to workouts that you enjoy! As FlyLady says, "Make it fun and it will get done"!

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NASFKAB 6/19/2013 9:19AM

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SUNSET09 6/19/2013 8:37AM

  The idea is to get it done and you're doing it! Great! I have workouts that I enjoy and also know that I'll have to switch it up to something that's not so much fun! Work it out! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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HELEN_BRU 6/19/2013 8:02AM


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MARINEMAMA 6/19/2013 7:03AM

    Great job!

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JSTETSER 6/19/2013 6:08AM

    Your plan is paying off!
I'm heading out for my run in a few minutes. I also love my workouts. My favorite is the hikes. Know the hiking basics!

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DOVESEYES 6/19/2013 3:33AM

    Enjoy yourself!!! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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