So yesterday myself, mrsL and Lynn decided to meet up at one of the fields in Harms woods for some interval sprint training. At 9.13 MrsL called me to say she and Lynn just pulled up on the parking lot so I grabbed my sport drink, my phone and my keys and I ran down there. It turned out to be a nice warm up on just under 2 k.
Well at the field we measured the distant for our run and it turned out to be exactly 140 m using the runkeeper app. We Sprinted 10 times across the field and walked back, the sprints were manageable but I will say this is how it must feel having asthma because this cold of mine made it feel like I was breathing through a straw.
As soon as we were done we had to run back to MrsL car to make it for our Pilates session with Rebecca that started at 10am. When we walked into the gym MrsL said she needed to stretch her legs and I told her that Rebecca would give us a good stretch. But before we did we worked the legs on the reformer and when we went up into the bridge and really working the hamstrings we cramped on the same leg at the exactly the very same time…haha, we’re synced!
Rebecca taught us some new moves and it is amazing ow the tiniest movements can have such an incredible impact and I do believe it helped me feel it because my entire upper body is quite tender today.
I am really trying to get my breath flow with my movement and I think I am getting a little bit better at it although it is hard…I guess I can only get better 😉
I don’t know what happened to the spring but the last two days has just been awfully cold so today I thought I would go to Lifetime Fitness for a nice cardio session without freezing my ass off.
I always have a plan in mind on what I am going to do when I going to workout (except when I am going to the warehouse, then I have Jonathan who is doing all the planning 🙂 ) it helps me to be more efficient and I tend to stick to my goal. Today was no difference and it’s been a while since I did any interval training and reading other peoples blogs I’ve seen a lot of them doing HIIT training so I thought I give it a go. I googled HIIT and it seems like there is a lot of different versions but I decided to do 60 seconds on, 60 seconds off for about 10-20 minutes. The thing is with HIIT it supposedly should help lower your total body fat as well as it should improve your athletic performance (Wikipedia).
So I walked over to the gym and got started on the treadmill, I initially thought I would do a warmup run for 15 minutes before I was going to start my HIIT. The thing was it felt so go so I ended up going faster and faster and I all of a sudden I thought; “What the heck, lets see how fast I can get three miles” and I actually ended up doing a personal best 22.57.
When I was done I walked it out for about 5 minutes and the I got back on in again for another 15 minutes, sprinting at 10.2 for a minute and resting the next. The last two sprints I was really fighting for it and I honestly thought I would puked during the final 30 seconds and that would have been a fine sight, right!
I knew I was going to work hard today but not that hard! But hey, I’m not complaining…I feel so good!