Need a good, simple running workout

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  • #105686
    firedepot
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    I’m looking for a good, simple running workout. It looks like the Crossfitters do the sprint thing. Any tips or suggestions?

    #114477
    imported_Admin
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    jog for 5min sprint for 30sec – repeat 8 times.

    #114478
    braindx
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    (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

    #114479
    volleyball_man
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    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.

    #114480
    imported_Admin
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    I have heard sometimes that will happen with vitamin deficiencies like potassium.

    #114481
    imported_Admin
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    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!

    #114482
    volleyball_man
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    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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