I finally decided that today was the day to knock out some sprints. I’ve pretty much just been running/jogging longer distances of 3-5 miles, but I know I need to develop those twitch fibers. So I rolled out of bed at about 9 am, laced up my trail shoes and jogged down to the public soccer field, with Hootanny, for warm up. I decided to sprint goal to goal, then walk back. I tried to get Hoot to sprint with me, but by the 3rd rep, she just laid down in the middle and watched me run and walk by.
It was kinda weird though. I realized in my first sprint that I’d almost forgotten how to sprint! I noticed toward the end of that first rep that I was trying to keep my distance form for a sprint. Doesn’t work great. I had to make myself drop my arms to my sides, pump my arms and lean forward way more! I’d gotten so used to my upright, super-efficient form, that I didn’t fall into sprint form automatically. By about the 3rd or 4th one, I feel like I was getting the hang of it again.
Just 6 sprints though and I was done. I didn’t want to try to push to far since I haven’t really sprinted in a long time and I could tell I’d already worked hard enough to make my legs super sore for next few days. I’ll need to put this one in the weekly rotation for sure.