June Challenge: 400M sprints for 1 Mile

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  1. Standard

    Standard Too dumb to learn, too stubborn to quit

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    June Challenge:

    400M sprints for 1 Mile (1,600M)

    What to Do:

    Find a track, perform 4, 400M sprints with 90 second downtime between attempts.

    Rules:
    • This event will be based on time, start your watch at the start and end it when completed.
    • To make timing easier bring a piece of paper and record your time each lap, so lap one takes 1:02 to complete, right down the time and let the watch continue, start your next attempt at 2:32 and so on. When you're done subtract the downtime, should be 4:30 seonds and submit your score.
    • If you want to use laps on your watch to calculate your time that's fine, the paper is just a suggestion.
    • You must use all 1:30 of downtime between laps, this is not the best mile time it is the best 4, 400M sprints.
    • You can not take longer to recover then then 1:30 seconds between laps.
    • A treadmill is not a substitute for a track, it's june, it's warm almost everywhere you should have no excuses
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    Directions for Submission

    Take your total time, less your downtime.

    Example: 8:50 total time
    Less 4:30 downtime
    Run time: 4:20

    Standard/4:20


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  2. erskine777

    erskine777 Orange Belt

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    haha finally a fun challenge that I have a shot at placing in the top ten.

    nice one, standard!!
     
  3. Cap'n

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    I wish you had included rest time as part of this. I can survive off of minimal rest. Therefore improving my overall time.
     
  4. finnegan

    finnegan Mountains and Fleas

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    Interesting. I'll have to track down a...track.
     
  5. XTrainer

    XTrainer Red Belt

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    ^Same, I don't know if there is one I have access to.
     
  6. Standard

    Standard Too dumb to learn, too stubborn to quit

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    i figured people would try and go on minimal rest, you got 90 seconds no more no less between laps
     
  7. JRT6

    JRT6 Black Belt

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    This is a nice change of pace and I need to work my 400s anyway.

    How do I join Team Standard?
     
  8. Standard

    Standard Too dumb to learn, too stubborn to quit

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    Yeah i thought we should switch things up a little this month, got some other things in mind too.

    Squat competition
     
  9. Ian Coe

    Ian Coe Silver Belt Professional Fighter

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    I don't have a 400m track thats free :icon_cry2
     
  10. Standard

    Standard Too dumb to learn, too stubborn to quit

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    You could do 2 laps of a 200m track
     
  11. Ian Coe

    Ian Coe Silver Belt Professional Fighter

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    *looks up captain obvious pic*

    I don't even have one of those :icon_cry2

    There are a few about but they all cost
     
  12. IronMaidenfan#1

    IronMaidenfan#1 Brown Belt

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    I'm the same as Ian, no track nearby. I'm gonna have to get googling!.
    Sprints are something that I really need to involve more in my training so this is a step in the right direction. Good challenge Standard, as always it sounds like hell.

    edit - Ian does have a track nearby, he just doesnt want to pay for it! - tight arse! lol
    J/K Ian :icon_chee
     
  13. Revok

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    Shitting christ. This just isn't moral.


    I don't have access to a track either, but I have a straight paved path through the park which I use for 400m's (measured fairly accurately with mapmyrun.com). Should be good enough.
     
  14. XTrainer

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    Since a bunch of us, myself included, don't have access to a track, any chance of changing this month's challenge before a bunch of people do it? I love the idea of this challenge, it's just not very doable for a lot of us.
     
  15. Standard

    Standard Too dumb to learn, too stubborn to quit

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    If possible fine a straight path of road that is 400m that you can use, i never thought a track would be much of an issue around here are a bunch at every highschool even some grade schools
     
  16. Standard

    Standard Too dumb to learn, too stubborn to quit

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    XTrainer shouldn't you have an AV BTW?
     
  17. Freeman102010

    Freeman102010 not Bȧnned

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    everyone has restraining orders they wish not to share....

    the Uni gym I work out at has got a brand new synthetic football/soccer feild and track area... that is closed to the public.

    Part of the challenge for me will be getting my dwarf ass over the fence! :icon_twis
     
  18. Ian Coe

    Ian Coe Silver Belt Professional Fighter

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    Na, but you're right

    I'm not paying (works out silly money) $11 to run around a track for less then 45 minutes.
    FUCK TAK
     
  19. Ian Coe

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    that too
     
  20. Ian Coe

    Ian Coe Silver Belt Professional Fighter

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    I could try near the gym that I'm doing hill sprints on later, only problem is about 200m is on a incline
     

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