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H.I.T.T & Rest

Saturday, July 13, 2013

Hubby mentions trying some H.I.T.T methods and I have been reading up on some things I would like to incorporate into my running (i.e. sprints up hills) after I finish my 1/2 marathon. I am always thinking of ways to switch up my workouts and love reading tips from types of running shoes to what to eat for great hair!

I recently took Spark's quiz on the type of runner I am. I am the type that likes to run distances and enjoy scenery while not being bogged down to time constraints. It also suggested getting out of my comfort zone and trying some sprints. I just hate them to be honest. It makes me breathe too hard and heavy like I am truly going to pass out. My husband says that I am in better shape now and can do it + it is a harder workout in lesser time; which is a fact! But, I cannot mentally wrap my head around it. Now, the Spark article does say that my type of runner should definitely push ourselves to do some intensity runs as our type gets so comfortable with running distances that we do not push ourselves much.

It is definitely something I am going to consider since time is of the essence for me! Today, I am truly tired. Thursday I ran 5.5mi and it was emoticon emoticonbecause I ran the .50 in an additional 10mins, I just may be able to finish my emoticon under 1hr & 45mins emoticon I will take that gladly emoticon

So...I am resting. I am a bit sore although I have not ran in two days. Physical therapy on Thursday was a bust and I am going to have to proceed with surgery on my right wrist to remove the Ganglion cyst. I have been trying to get it removed since February.

For whatever reason, I have been thrown off a day and keep thinking it is Sunday although it is Monday. Which works to my benefit a bit because that means I am a day ahead on my work for the week (somewhat)! Nope, not looking forward to the week as the heatwave returns on Monday emoticon

Dishes are pilled back up although I buy paper plates...still tryna figure that one out emoticon I do not cook let alone the weekends so cheese pizza for the kids from Pizza hut and a thin crust veggie lover's for me! Still drinking my water and getting my freggies!

My plan is to get up and finish my week with a emoticon(6mi) practice run as the race is in another week! Well...keep Sparkin' ladies and being fabulous, beauties...YOU ALL are emoticon (Oprah voice)
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  • DEB9021
    Wow, you are really impressive! I am with you ... I am not a sprinter. But sprinting intervals are awesome for increasing speed and endurance, and make for a great workout. I recently read that even if you do walking intervals, you get the same benefit for running the distance as if you ran the whole way, and often can maintain or even improve your time by allowing for recovery throughout. I was especially interested because the article claimed it is a great way to avoid injury. I have had issues with achy knees in the past as I added distance, so I like the sound of that! So you do your sprints, and once I master this 5k think, I think I will add distance but keep walking intervals in there and see how it goes. Today I ran my first trail run at a nature area near my house, and loved going straight into the lake at the end of my run. AWESOME! Have a good week ...
    1744 days ago
    HIIT is supposed to be the best for fat burning! And it helps w/stamina & endurance! Have you tried Tibata (sp?) yet? It's awesome! You're amazing, my friend! Keep pushing forward! Good luck on the race!!!
    1745 days ago
    You are doing a FANTASTIC job! I am very IMPRESSED with you!
    Since I am not a runner, I have no pearls of wisdom here.
    1745 days ago
    emoticon plan girl!!! sounds like u r having a wonderful weekend!!! thanks so much for the goodie and your friendship! Have an emoticon Sunday! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
    1745 days ago
    In addition to the HITT, I would recommend strength training exercises twice a week, there are some great videos on Spark. The main part of running is to cross train to avoid injury.

    Good luck on your race!
    1746 days ago
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