Most of my team spent last Friday afternoon on the track, doing an endurance workout. This by itself would hardly be newsworthy (even post-in-an-obscure-blog-worthy). But two of my teammates did something that I think deserves mention.
The workout, called “Endless 2′s,” is one that I’d never heard of before coming to college. My coach swears by it, though- he says that it’s great for building endurance. This drill centers around doing many, many 200-meter sprints with little rest in between. Most of the team usually does about 20 sprints before they’re done. Coach has me do low 30′s.
These two friends of mine, though, decided that they weren’t going to settle for reasonable (when do we ever, right?). They were out for a new record. Coach had told us before that one of his runners once did 50 sprints on this workout; respectable, but beatable.
51 sprints later, the battered remains of my friends accompanied us to a lovely cafeteria dinner. One almost fell asleep in the middle of his meal. The other was high as a kite on endorphins. They had averaged a 30-31 second pace on all of their 200′s- not much slower than my fastest sprint.
So, Connor and Pete, Here’s to you guys- For not letting reason get in the way of a great workout.Share on Facebook