It’s like the show. It’s been almost a run-as-fast-as-you-can training this morning and If I was thinking Tuesday was tuff … heh. So basically we were running again today. Upgrading the training from muscle activation into checking how my feeling for tempo is and then distance sprinting.
First in line were hamstrings, I had to do butt kicks. I had my hands behind my butt and I had to touch them with my heels, naturally increasing the speed and leaning forward minding my posture. You should try this exercise, see how great it is and what it does with your hamstrings. Here’s also nice video presentation on how to do them.
Then it was skipping time, like the other day starting with low skips and changing into medium skips. And next in line were the nasty little Pose skips. I focused on going up as much as possible, but I still lack coordination, guess I’ll have to practice a bit more, right? Ah, we tried doing them also with one leg first, with the right one it went OK, but when I switched to left – ups … It’s a trial and error thing, and I’m confident I’ll make it in couple of tries!
Shortly afterwards it was time to look at my feeling for speed. We started running at one place, ran for 1 minute, turned back and ran back. In 1 minute I had to arrive at starting point – well this went actually pretty well. I was told to run at 70 % of my speed, but guess I ran somewhere at 80 %. We than shortened distance and I had to run as fast as I could for a couple of times. Even though I was literally destroyed after the training I felt great, especially after stretching and jumping under a very much needed shower …
One thing we are always mentioning with Miran is Road Runner, remember the cartoon of the hyper fast bird chased by a coyote? Actually when sprinting I taught I felt like him. Today we even met one dog that looked like a coyote – thank God he didn’t decide to chase me 😉 See in below video Road Runner’s posture and legs, yep this is what we’re trying to achieve – Miiiik miiiik 😉
So, what’s next on my training schedule? Tomorrow I’ll probably go on a short, low intensity run, whereas Saturday or Sunday I’ll be doing a long run of at least 14 km doing the last one at an increased speed. Remember, 13 km was when crisis started in Radenci hence trying speeding up the last one. Until the next post may the force be within your legs guys!