And while I never ran with any sort of organized track team in high school or college, I know it's in my blood. I feel it as soon as I get out there on the track. Smoking a 400 with a new PR not only gets my blood racing (literally), it makes me so friggin PUMPED!
Turns out, I am not the only one!
I moved my Sunday night bootcamp from the Florida State football stadium, aka The Doak, to a local high school track this weekend as a change-up. Muscle confusion is good, right?! And I can tell when my bootcampers are getting strong and need something different, more challenging.
So there we were, doing all these 400s and 200s and 100s, and as much as their lungs were burning, they walked away feeling strong, victorious and - best of all - excited for next week's track edition of Badass Bootcamp.
Yep, my job was done. They had smoked the track, discovered the awesomeness that is a good track workout. And they wanted MORE. #Win.
So here is the workout we did. You can do this at any local track, by yourself or with a partner or group of friends. I love fitness that is attainable, accessible, and fun. This workout is all of those things! It is awesome cross training for anyone preparing for a distance race, triathlon or obstacle race event. These intervals WILL make you faster at those steadier endurance paces.
Even if you don't get through the full thing the first time, keep at it and you will get stronger every time. Your goal on the 400s and 200s is to match or beat your time on each round. But really, the goal is to finish and prove to yourself how awesome and determined you are!
Coming up: Cake for breakfast? Heck yes! And the Badass Fitness VP addresses a somewhat controversial subject...;)