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!!