Wednesday, April 10, 2013

I Is For...Interval Training

Interval training is defined as follows...
  1. Training in which a runner alternates between running and jogging over set distances.
  2. Training in which an athlete alternates between two activities, typically requiring different speeds, degrees of effort, etc.
I like to alternate between awesomeness and mediocrity personally.  In all seriousness, I try to do interval training almost every run, unless I'm racing. It is easier on my body and at my age you gotta take care of the temple otherwise it rebels on you. Can I get an Amen? Anyone? Bueller? Bueller?

 

I love that movie! 

Anyhoodles, moving on! Interval training is very beneficial, in that you get the cardio, or high intensity training and then the benefits of rest and recovery.  Rinse and repeat several times and you've got yourself a great workout. Your Online Fitness explains HIIT and other interval training methods for fat loss.

When I personally head out for a run, I like to start off with a 5-10 minute warm up (brisk walk) then I run for 5-10 minutes, (more if I am feeling especially energetic) walk for 3-5 minutes and repeat for as long as I want or am able to.  

  • How do you do your Interval Training?
  • Do you bike, run, swim or walk?
  • If, while out on your walk/run, you spy a rare spotted dingbat in the tree ahead of you, do you turn around and quickly go home or do you stop and chat awhile
  • Did I make you smile? I was hoping to. 
 Blessings and hugs to y'all! Have a FANTABULOUS Day!

Godspeed...this comes from the Middle English expression "God spede (you)", a wish for success and fortune for one setting out on an enterprise, voyage, adventure, or travels. It may also mean good luck. 

"Limitations only exist if you let them" 

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16 comments:

  1. I like interval training also, I like to alternate between watching Perry Mason and Monk!

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    1. Hey me too! Lol, thanks for stopping by bud!

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  2. I love interval training as well! Thanks again for the follow!! :0)

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    1. Keep on keeping on, survivor! You are an inspiration!!

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  3. I wish that when I had VERY first started running, I knew about intervals. They are such a great way to learn your limits and increase your mileage. And they're a great way to increase your speed! :o)

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    1. I agree Ali, they are so important and fun to do!

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  4. I do it too. Run than walk etc.

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    1. Hey Darlene, thanks so much for stopping by!

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  5. My interval training consists of walking quickly to the kitchen for snacks and walking slowly back to the computer or sofa.

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    1. Lol, I have those types of intervals too, once in a great while

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  6. I never used to do much speedwork, but I just started doing some intervals for my speed training. Basically I warm up for about 10 minutes, then alternate 1 minute of hard running with one minute of walking. I do between 8-10 repeats and then cool down for 5-10 minutes. It is quite a workout and it's hard but I always feel great afterwards.

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    1. EM, it is a hard workout, but at the end you feel so accomplished..blessings sweet girl!

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  7. I am definitely a running sort, though I did just recently get a bike. I don't do a whole lot of interval training when I run though. I mostly just find my pace and stick to it as long as I can.

    Geoff at ROFL Initiative

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    1. Geoff, thanks so much for stopping by, you should try some speed intervals, they are great for improving your overall running.

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  8. I didn't realize rest & recovery was part of the exercise program. When my Spin instructor lets us rest, I always just thought he was being nice and didn't want to perform CPR on anyone. Seriously. I think I'm going to die each time I get on that bike. :)

    Great blog post! See you for "K."

    Dana @ Waiter, drink please!

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    1. Dana, nope your instructor is doing an interval training...it is nice to rest after going all out on one of those spin bikes...I have done spin class several times and I love/hate it!

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I'm so happy you stopped by...can't wait to hear all you've got to say! Blessings and hugs!

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