Intervals 6/200 meter at a hard pace. Rest 1 min between. I survived. #runchat #runjunkee #sweatpink
Month: January 2017
Interval Training – Just Do it!
I am writing about interval training since it isn’t my favorite type of training, and I really need to shift my thoughts on it.
Yesterday after I finished up a training run that called for interval training, Laying in the floor stretching and exhausted I started wondering why the heck do I do this, BECAUSE even though it’s exhausting, it’s also relaxing (most of the time).
I’m currently preparing for my third half marathon, the last one I did was horrible because I didn’t stay on a good training plan.
This time I plan on sticking to the training plan, I’m using Nike run coach- and the training has interval runs (not my favorite). So I decided to do some research to find out why (in a whiny voice) is interval training necessary.
After doing some research I’ve highlighted a few interesting facts on interval training and why it’s so important.
Not only is it good for you, but it’s necessary, especially if you want to turn a better runner. I’m constantly trying to improve myself.
• Interval training helps improve your running speed. ** Ding ding ding, we have my reason. I want to increase my speed..
• Interval training also increases your metabolism. **Uh I’m learning to LOVE me some interval training.
• Interval training not only burns calories during your workout the fat-burning process continues to burn more calories even after the workout is over. ** New repeated quote.. BURN FAT BURN.. DIE FAT… Other thoughts… If I eat a cheeseburger as soon as I’m done the calories don’t count.. Right.
I put together a couple Interval Training Workouts for you to try below.
• Four Rounds of butt kicking:
Warm up 3-4 min
Run easy pace 60 seconds
Run MED pace 60 seconds
Run hard pace 30 seconds
Slow jog/walk recover 60-90 seconds. Repeat 4 times. Cool down & Stretch 5 minutes.
• Two Rounds of Fat Blasting:
Warm up 3-4 minutes
Run hard pace 30 seconds
Slow jog/walk recover 60 seconds Run hard 60 seconds
Slow jog/walk recover 60 seconds
Run hard 2 minutes
Slow jog/walk recover 2 minutes
Repeat 2 times. Cool down & Stretch 5 minutes.
Now go insert some interval training into your runs and let me know your progress.
I hope this helped motivate someone to move their booty and/or run, and as always I welcome any and all thoughts and or comments on this topic.
Thank you so much for reading this post.