David Rudisha Edition
Discuss middle distance, sprints, athletics and endurance sports
>not incorporating middle distance and long sprints into your training regimen
>you done fucked, /fit/
If you ain't running the 8 hunnit, you ain't nothin
former trackfag here, went 52 in the 400 and 4:36 in the mile in high school
want to join the team at uni but I don't want to stop lifting
the 800 is the most baller race in the world but it sucks ass while you're doing it
ran 5 km twice last week. breathing heavy like a walrus but did both under 25 minutes.
quite bad, but I was fucking happy with it, being at 93kg without having done any cardio for a year.
You miring? Dave Rudisha is 6'3" and only 154 pounds, and he has a god tier frame and is lean as fuck. I guarantee you his joints are A-okay. I guess you fatties with 11 inch ankles just aren't built to run, so injuries are something you have to just accept
>Started working out because "New Year New Me" after I realized im 280 pounds with broad shoulders 6'2 at 19
>Decide to go to the gym 3 times a week and make sure I eat atleast 2000 calories a day because I usually skip meals and snack all day
>Nothing but subway sandwiches, Foster Farms Chicken wings without ranch, and water all week.
[spoiler]Occasional Taco bell because I am in love with the crunchwraps and couldnt give em up[/spoiler]
>Started off with 1 mile and sweated my ass off
>everytime I go to the gym I add another mile added another mile since I only go 3 days a week.
>Currently at 7 miles and not tired
Should I continue adding one mile each time or just run till I cant run anymore to see how far I can go before I break my legs
Looking to get my endurance/aerobic capacity up but don't want to fuck up or stress my joints too bad(lifting programs to strengthen joints/ligaments in the meantime)
Thinking about doing a long indoor row, a short HIIT row and then a swimming session on my lifting "rest days"
Will this help my long distance running/rucking(6 mile, 50 lbs, in around 1:15), once I reach a point I'm fit enough that doing those things won't fuck my joints up?
Trying to imporve vo2 max, i'm mostly doing workouts
a) 3x1000m + 3x500m with 2-3min pauses. It get to about
b) 1+2+3+4+4+3+2+1min of running, the ascending part i keep heartbeat at around 170bpm, descending part i try to stay near max bpm, so it's something from 185 to 192 so far
Besides those i do some slow cardio 2 to 3 times a week. Anyone else, tips, hints? I'm pretty new to this shit.
>Pushed out for a gentle 11.5 miles yesterday
>furthest run since last spring, normally do 6-8
>get home, change, go into uni
>HOLY FUCK the arse chafing is unbearable
>walk around like john Wayne all afternoon
Shit sucks yo, ordered some bodyglide asap