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Need a good, simple running workout

Postby firedepot » Sun Dec 09, 2007 3:16 pm

I'm looking for a good, simple running workout. It looks like the Crossfitters do the sprint thing. Any tips or suggestions?
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Postby Admin » Sun Dec 09, 2007 3:22 pm

jog for 5min sprint for 30sec - repeat 8 times.
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Postby braindx » Tue Dec 11, 2007 3:33 pm

(Sprint 100m, jog 100m)x4 then 5,6,7,8, etc.

If you need more of a power bias:
(spring 100m, rest 180s)x10 then decrease rest by 10s each workout
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Postby volleyball_man » Wed Dec 12, 2007 3:43 am

I've been frustrated as I try to run.

I tested myself a few weeks ago - to get a baseline. I ran 400m on a track in 1:30. I thought this was excellent considering my build and that I had not run in years. Credit to other forms of exercise!

So, I set out to keep my 400m development. I marked off the distance on my street. I ran in the rain. I loved it.

One day, during one round of 400m, I was moving along and my calf muscle freaked out. No pain, it just seized. It cramped into a knot. I had to hobble home.

I have been treating the affected leg: Graston Technique (google it), massage, ice, NSAIDS, flexibility work...

My research took me to the "Pose Method" for running. I think the major problem for me is form. I never got winded - just the cramp. Run a lap - get a cramp.

Anyway - I have found that the CF people Teach this method. There are a ton of good drills in the book (supposedly). I also note that when I search for it in Amazon and read the list of related books, Total Immersion is in the list. This book is enough of an endorsement for me.

Sorry , I didn't mean to blather on your post. This is a current issue for me.
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Postby Admin » Wed Dec 12, 2007 7:26 am

I have heard sometimes that will happen with vitamin deficiencies like potassium.
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Postby Admin » Wed Dec 12, 2007 7:29 am

braindx wrote:(Sprint 100m, jog 100m)x4 then 5,6,7,8, etc.

If you need more of a power bias:
(spring 100m, rest 180s)x10 then decrease rest by 10s each workout


Great info good to have you here Steve!
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Postby volleyball_man » Thu Dec 13, 2007 4:00 am

Admin wrote:I have heard sometimes that will happen with vitamin deficiencies like potassium.


That was my first thought. But, I eat bananas frequently and take a multi-vitamin. Also, it only happens when I run - not squats, deadlifts, rowing, biking, jumprope....(squats actually seem to help!)

I have a list of possibilities, but I really want to train past it instead of getting medical attention.
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