Short-Burst Interval TrainingPosted: August 22, 2011
I’ve been mixing up my workouts to incorporate short-burst interval training into my exercise routine. It’s a welcomed change from the long periods of physical activity that I am used to.
Though the high intensity sprints down at the track definitely leave me feeling utterly exhausted (at least I know I’m doing a good quality workout).
Having a mix of Endurance workouts + Short-Burst Intervals = me being much less bored while exercising!
I started off the morning with a 5.8k run. It was longer then usual because I decided to do both hills on my run twice.
Post Run Breakfast: Carman’s Honey Roasted Nut Instant Oats topped with Goji Berries & Apple Slices + Green Tea.
Mid-Morning Snack: Cinnamon Pears & another Green Tea
Lunch: I went out for lunch and had an Open Grill Sandwich, Cheese & Asparagus + Carrot Juice!
Before heading back home I grabbed a box of Carmans’s Instant Oats. The sachet I tried out this morning came free in my box of Carman’s Fruit Free Muesli I normally purchase. Generally Instant oats especially flavored one’s are so high in sugar/sodium and just lack nutritional value. But the nutritional stats on Carman’s Instant Oats live up to my standards 🙂
Afternoon Workout: Short -Burst Interval Training. 60 second bouts of Sprints x10 with a brief recovery period. Followed by 30mins of Stretching when I got home. I was dead tired by 6pm and just wanted to go to sleep!
Pre-Dinner Snack: Spinach, Kale, Rocket, Tomatoes & Balsamic + Sultanas
Bed Time Snack: Prunes, Semi-Dried Figs, Mandarin
Another long week ahead!
Next Weekend can’t come fast enough 🙂