Interval training-day 2

Sunday, August 23, 2009

Yesterday's plan was a bit ambitious. I ended up doing 12 minutes of interval:

at incline of 2.5 I did:
5 minutes at 4.0
1 minute at 5.5
2 minutes at 4.0
2 minutes at 5.5
2 minutes at 3.5

Then I did an hour of weights, lifting more weight & moving faster than I have been.

Finished up with an hour on the treadmill and 5 minutes of cool down.

Oh yes, and I did all the treadmill without holding on! although I had to keep catching myself - I realized I hold on out of habit - not because I feel like I need to hold on. It will take a while for that to feel natural. I did feel more of a workout in my lower back & thighs - so it must be the right way to do it.

I also accomplished the 5 sets of 10 burpies for the QuickFire Challenge team.

After searching Spark I found another article that describes how to "ease" into interval training in more detail:

I'll start with the week one plan:
5 minutes warm up
1 minute max
4 minutes recovery
1 minute max
4 minutes recovery
5 minutes cool down

The QuickFire Challenge today is triceps dips, I've done the first 20. Only 80 to go! Also did 100 arm circles - 400 more of those to go...

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