Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Misc. cardio

I set out to do treadmill intervals, but after 10 mins. of warmup and a couple of one-minute hard, one-minute easy intervals, I was so overheated and lacking in vim that I called it to a close. Did half an hour on the elliptical under the fan instead, also with intervals, and felt better enough at that point that I finished the hour back on the treadmill, 16 mins. of 1 min. hard, 1 min. very easy. Increased the hard speed as I went along: I am very slow right now compared to former running times, i.e. it is challenging to run one minute at a pace that might have been a reasonable 5K pace, but I did do the last couple one-minute intervals at 8.0mph (7:30/mi.). I think it's worthwhile from a neuromuscular standpoint - as Coach Mindy is wont to say, to run fast you have to run fast...

1hr cardio intervals

3 comments:

Liz said...

I was reminded this weekend that you really have to run up hills to be able to run up hills. I ran up Bunny's hill in Vermont and now my glutes are so so sore!

Danielle in Iowa in Seattle said...

I hate that I am so slow right now! Running ten minute miles for even three miles is out of my range at the moment. Sigh...

Black Knight said...

Maybe it is the season, I am also very slow in this period. In august I got the personal worst average pace.