Thursday, May 14, 2009

Today's workout - CP lower loop with Tabat set

I know the NJ marathon was only 1.5 wks ago and I shouldn't be running hard yet, but I felt like I needed a short intense workout tonight before this Sunday's race, if I indeed do it. The perfect workout in this case was to do a Tabata set in the middle of an easy run. If you don't know what a Tabata set is, simplistically, it's 8 repeats of 20 seconds 95% - 100% sprint effort, 10 seconds rest. It's exhilarating after one set, tiring after two, struggling at three, and hanging on for dear life for the rest. You can find more by Google'ing Tabata intervals. You can find out more by trying it yourself :-)

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