This afternoon we ran a two mile speed run alternating quick sprints with periods of walking in between=breathing hard and my heart beating out of my chest. But it’s a great way to increase your speed overall and improve your endurance. I love the endorphin rush it gives, too!
This average pace includes walking, too. I tried to keep my running pace around 8:00.
I had a peanut butter GU (my fav) to give me a boost and rested for about 10 minutes.
Then with my new Gymboss, we took our workout outside and did 25 minutes of Tabata. Tabata is typically a circuit or round of 4 exercises done at high intensity for 20 seconds alternating with 10 seconds of rest. 4 sets (or exercises) equals 2 minutes of work.
We took our weights outside and improvised with the picnic table and back porch steps as necessary = no excuses for not having a gym or the ‘right’ equipment.
We repeated each circuit twice = 4 minutes per circuit = 25 minute total workout.
Notice my 16 year old daughter’s message she left for me on my board. Teenagers.
The result? A hot, sweaty, feel-good mess!
What did you do today? I’d love to know! Do you like the Tabata format?