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Sprint At The End of Your Jog

January 26th, 2011 · 8 Comments ·


When we jog, we normally start off slowly and pick up the pace after some time. It is common to maintain the pace until we call it a day. While we jog at a consistent pace, heart rate stays pretty consistent too.

It can be boring to jog the same way. To beat the boredom, if you want to get your heart pumping bit faster, try this, sprints as fast as you can when you are close to the finishing line. Run as fast as you can for about 30 to 60 seconds. It is easier to dash at the end of the exercise, because you can go all out and run at your top speed. Once it is over, you can slowly slow down to cool down. I feel good to do so. It is like, “Come on, run faster, I’m going to cross the finish line and I will be the champion.” No matter how tired I am, by pushing myself this way, my legs will automatically pick up the pace and run towards the end.


If you have not done so, the next time you jog outdoor, try it and let me know how it goes.



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  • Nilesh Babu // Jan 27, 2011 at 1:41 PM

    i do this all the time.

    i started with sprint as fast as i can for the last 15 seconds (15kmh), and i add 15 seconds every week. by end of the 1st month – i sprint for 1 minute.

    now, i sprint the last 90 seconds.

  • Jesse // Jan 27, 2011 at 10:23 PM

    Remember that intensity is more important than duration if fat loss is your goal! Better off doing sprints/walks for 20 minutes than running for an hour.

  • keith // Jan 28, 2011 at 10:05 AM

    This applies to just about everything. For example, finishing up that first draft of important report? Sprint to the end in a mad-dash writing fervor. When you’re close to finishing something, push yourself. Whatever you do, don’t stop or the momentum might be broken.

  • Juancho // Jan 29, 2011 at 3:52 AM

    i do this every time, and the feeling at the end of the journey is nice, 100% recomendable.

  • Paul // Jan 31, 2011 at 4:42 AM

    I can only agree with my predecessor, I love adding short sprints to my jogging routine and it really gives me a great “you can do it” feeling at the end of every run.

  • andy // Feb 20, 2011 at 3:50 AM

    It is a good way of gauging how much you have left in the tank – if you can sprint all out for the last minute then (depending on how long your run was) you could look to pick up the pace slightly next time you run.

    It does depend on the purpose of the run, however. Some people like to remain within a certain heart beat range for any number of reasons.

  • zemgear // Feb 21, 2011 at 2:17 PM

    Good tip! I never thought of doing that. I think that it’ll not only take away the boredom but it’ll also be a good way for self-discovery for a person. Knowing that you have transcended your limits in running by experimenting with jogs and sprints will definitely keep you going.

  • Albert // Mar 7, 2011 at 8:48 PM

    Hi, there. I don’t think that it is sprinting good idea. Sprinting too quickly and all of a sudden can put unwanted pressure on your heart and body. Many doctors opine that maintaining a healthy heartbeat throughout the whole exercise session is important.

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