Hey guys, I just tried my first bout of 400m sprints as recommended by CT in his article “Running Man.” I’m 5’11 180 lbs, I consider myself to be in decent shape so I decided to do 3 x 400 m with 120 s rest intervals as he suggests in his table.
Halfway through the first sprint I cursed whatever mental problem I have that makes me choose to put myself in so much agony on a Saturday night. About 100m into the second sprint my body just flicked the off switch, I broke my stride and stumbled my way home.
Basically I feel like a total loser now. CT suggests that people in “bad shape” do 2 x 400 m and I didn’t even make it that far! Has anyone else experienced this sort of setback when starting sprint training or am I just a fatso trapped in a relatively lean body?