Friday, April 16, 2010


Running Buddy is determined that we will improve our running times.  We started doing "Speed Sprints" (or as I call them "Run like a psycho is chasing you") to boost our endurance and strength.  As I  mentioned in previous posts, Running Buddy has run 2 marathons, and countless races, and I'm still fairly new at this, but I feel like I'm in grade school again and can't keep up with the "fast crowd"!

Our sprints consisted of running as fast as we could for 1 minute and resting for 3.  We did this 4 times.  Second, we sprinted for 30 seconds and jogged for 1 minute - 3 times.

The first time we did the Speed Sprints, I walked with pain for 2 days!  But, it was pain in muscles in my legs that I don't usually feel!  I like that - I feel like I'm building new muscles that will help me with my speed now!

I've got a 9 mile race in Big Sur at the end of April - we'll see if keeping up with my sprints will help improve my time!  Here's hoping!!


  1. I've started running sprints instead of the normal 30 minutes on the treadmill...they are tough!

  2. Might I also suggest you SCREAM like a banshee while running like you are being chased. It really adds some authenticity to your sprint. Try it. Its a good idea. No seriously it is.


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