1/2 mile warm-up
8x400 meter sprints under 1:50 with 1:40 break between sets
1/2 mile cool-down
Total distance traveled = 3 miles
Sprinting day, even though the reps will keep increasing, is becoming my more favorite workout day. I ran the first 400 in 1:34 and the last three reps in 1:41, 1:47, and 1:44 respectively. I was thinking to myself today that there was no way in the world that I used to run 400 meters in 62 seconds, but then I remind myself that I was two years younger, 20 pounds lighter, and actually in shape for running, not in shape for functional fitness.
The goal for the sprinting days, which will be every Monday, is to decrease my rest time every week by 10 seconds and increase my repetitions. This is to get my boy used to running at fast intervals with a shorter rest period. Eventually I should be able to sprint short distances at roughly equivalent times with a very short break in between each sprint. This will improve my distance time greatly instead of starting out fast and then slowing down more as I become tired.
I have to be honest with you, I don't mean to overly motivated because the truth is I'm not that motivated. There are many days where I have no urge to go workout and I dread the start of my workout, but what keeps me from skipping my workouts just out of sheer laziness is the fact that I would not be able to live with myself. I would not be able go through the day knowing that I was too lazy to do a simple workout that is going to take no more than an hour of my day. And eventually, when I reach the time period I am training for, I won't be able to skip something just because I don't feel like doing it and I'm working on training myself to get over this little flaw of mine.
"And somewhere in the northwoods darkness a creature walks upright. And the best advice you may ever get is: Don't go out at night..."