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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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