I have been watching the Olympics with my girls, and aside from the gymnastics (I believe the love of the leotard is buried deep in the X chromosome) they love watching women run. And run fast. All the 100m heats are the perfect length for my 3-year-old's attention span.
These fast women amaze and inspire me with their speed and determination. The exuberance of Jamaican gold medal winner Shelly-Ann Fraser was infectious. After watching her dance around with the Jamaican flag, I just had to do a running workout with sprints. If you caught the rapidly spreading sprinting fever, here are some workouts for you to try.
- Sprint Intervals at the Track
- Sprint Intervals on the Treadmill
- Outdoor Run With Sprints
- Running With Sprints
- Killer in the Park
The 200m finals are Thursday at 7:30 p.m. It will surely be a grudge match. The women's 4 x 100m relay finals are bound to be exciting too. The fastest women in the world will place themselves behind the start line at 8:15 p.m. Friday. Hope my little one can concentrate to watch an entire lap!