4/27/2009-5/3/2009: Sprint Interval #1
We have had a lot of talk about running here lately and since it is finally spring, I'd like to share a running routine. This one comes to us from QDMAMAN. Thanks!
"You can also do the interval training at a local track. Run at race pace 200 meters then walk 200 meters. Do that 8-10 times once a week."
Note that he said "race pace". To me this means all out, whatever that happens to be for you. "Sprint" is a subjective term. Also understand that this type of training is of tremendous benefit to the avid runner and the non-runner alike. It will burn fat and improve stamina while maintaining muscle mass.
Finally, access to a 400 meter track is not a must for this. Simply find a long level stretch of ground. Mark a starting point and run as hard as you can for 90 seconds and mark that spot. This will become your 400 meters. Mark a half-way point and use it, back and fourth, as your interval track.