2 days ago
To say that this hurt would be an understatement.
Full hurt isn't necessary, but I believe the more it hurts, the less it hurts the next time you try, and so on.
You gotta be comfortable with being uncomfortable. Think positively about it. Focus on its benefits, not what you know about your limits, what you think you know, but what you WANT to know. It's amazing what you can do when you choose to be in control, rather than relinquishing to what you think are arbitrary responses.
Also, don't do your interval training on the street. Especially not where I live.
Or do (I did), see if I care.
- the amount of hills totally ruin your pacing, and can make you push VERY hard to keep your pacing locked.
- the extra torque on your body from the camber of the road creates unnecessary stress, making everything harder, and really stressing your ankles, hips and knees.
- there are unnecessary distractions and obstacles which shift your focus from the task at hand (which is to hit consistently paced working sets) - also increasing the challenge
CONS: - see above
- also, you look like a lunatic.
Depending on where you are, this may be frowned upon.
Do your interval sessions at your local running track, sporting field or school during after hours.
If these aren't available to you, it's best to find a flat loop, with limited obstacles and sharp turns, so you can hit those working sets properly.
Check my story for today's workout.
#pt at The Gap