So I've got like a month till the Route 66 Marathon and I need to be able to run 3.7 miles. My goal is to not walk any of my leg like I have in previous years.
WIth that in mind I started a new method to get running ready. I set my alarm for 30 minutes, load up my pandora iphone app and take off.
As soon as the first song starts I run as fast as I can, as long as I can... then walking till the next song starts. Everytime the song changes I do the same thing, sprint as long and fast as I can then walk till the next song.
Repeat for 30 minutes.
This method took me around the track at Terrace park two and a half times and left me sweaty, red faced and pooped. But it was totally worth it. No my sprints weren't the fastest or longest, but I did them.
I ran till my legs ached and my breathing was ragged and I've never felt more powerful.