Interval Training -Sprints & HillsPosted: August 10, 2011
I dub myself ‘the sometimes lazy runner’. I love going on long or short runs, but when it comes to interval or tempo runs… I often have to motivate myself to not only do it but to also to give it 100%. When Wednesday morning rolls round I sometimes don’t look forward to it!
But Hill/Sprint work has really enhanced the length of my strides, lactate tolerance, it has also helped me to focus more on developing co-ordination with my arms. Overall my running technique has improved dramatically.
This morning I was up and raring to go at 5:30am! I completed my 5km run + Hill & Sprint Training and even did my Strength Workout when I got home. Shoulder Press 15 reps x2, Side Raise 15 reps x2, Bicep Curls 20 reps x2.
Breakfast: Raisin Toast & 1/2 Grapefruit
Morning Snack: Cucumber, Carrot sticks, Pickled Beetroot
Lunch: Toast with French Style Duck Pate spread & Smoked Salmon + an Orange
Afternoon Snack: Instant Oats & Apple mess