Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Cramp my style

I did a sprint workout yesterday (Tuesday) and it started great with a good warm up. After about the second faster (~80%) sprint I got a wicked cramp in my right calf. Being the clever fellow that I am, I kept going and simply stretched and walked between each sprint from that point onward. I got through it and this morning it feels pretty good. The Tiger Balm likely helped too and yoga today will be timely.

Here's the deal:

  • very light stretching
  • warm up jog for (5:30)
  • stretching
  • 6 X ~20s ~60-70% sprints on 60s gos, walking in between (around the track; 6:00)
  • 6 X 20s ~ 80% sprints with ~ 60 - 90s rest (calf stretching; 9:00)
  • walk, run, walk, run, walk, walk (60s each; 6:00)
  • stretching
The sprints were not likely as intense as I would have liked, but I was still in a lather when I was done, so mission accomplished, at least it was the best I could muster at the time.

Speaking of time, its time to ready my wee charges for school and a walk (kids and dogs) and myself for work. Oh yeah, did I mention it's also coffee time?

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