My training for the 10K is continuing nicely. A friend sent me a training plan that incorporates sprinting days to work different muscles and help up my base running speed. Yesterday was my first day of sprints, and it was just as hellish as I expected it to be. I did 4 400 meter sprints with 200 meter walks between them. I should really say that I tried to do that. The last two sprints were probably closer to 300 meters. I am just not a sprinter. I enjoy my long slow runs.
At least I have a goal for my sprinting days. I can’t expect to breeze through them on my first try. My legs are sore today, which is a good sign that I’m working my muscles in a different way since I haven’t had any soreness since I first started training.