I tried something new

I woke up early and did my morning run this morning. Yes, I ran the whole way. My time was good. However, I tried something new.

In Bill Phillip’s best selling book, “Body for Life,” he highlights the benefits of interval training. You begin your aerobic workout at about 60% of your maximum effort for about 5 minutes. Then you exert a 90% effort for 1 minute. You go back to 60% for another 4-5 minutes and keep repeating this pattern until you finish your workout. He advises that your last intense interval is 100% of your effort, trying to reach a personal best.

Well today I tried that, sort of…

I have no idea how long I actually “sprinted” but I assure you that it wasn’t a full minute.

And, if you were here to watch me, I would be embarassed to call it sprinting. So, I figure that I should just tell the truth…

Let’s just say that I ran faster than I usually do for a little bit three different times. But, hey, it’s progress!

However, I was really weak at the end of the run. In fact, I haven’t felt that way since…

two weeks ago! And then it dawned on me…

I left out the most important part of the “I Made It” post a few weeks ago. I can’t believe that I forgot the ending. Anyway, if you care to read it, I have added to that post.

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