Wednesday, April 18, 2012

The Sprint!

Today I broke out the track spikes and did my first sprints of the season. A nice Spring day I decided to transition off the commute bike and re-introduce myself to some interval running.

 Since my usual track(warning track along the fence of the local softball field) was occupied with some fellas playing ball I found a field along the trail that offered 40 yards of decent grass. Completed some track warmup exercises and ran  half a dozen sprints and felt everyone of them. Even with a winter of playing ball hockey the intervals kicked my butt and I am definitely feeling it tonight.

 The transition to the track spikes was fine as I have been playing hockey all season in indoor soccer shoes so it didn't take long to get accustomed to the minimalist design.

Felt good to get out running sprints again and now that the weather conditions are improving I will incorporate sprint intervals back into my agenda. They are extremely effective for those days you do not have the luxury of spare time and offer a good fast workout .

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