I hate Intervals!
That's what I said to myself on the wasy to the track yesterday. I don't know why but I just do them out of necessity, not love for them. However. In order to do anything right you have to have a love for it, right.
Maybe it's the running around in a circle that I don't like or maybe it's the running at VO2 max that I don't like. Well anyway, Intervals are an important addition to any training routine. To quote Endurance Coach.com
"Intervals are a series of efforts run at speeds faster than normal training with a rest interval (usually a walk or slow jog). These are an obvious stepping stone to developing speed but what sort of intervals should you do? Also when and how much? The final point worth considering is the length of recovery between intervals and how hard you run/walk between."
My schedule for the morning was 6x880 with a warm up and cool down run. the morning was beautiful with a slight breeze. no-one else on the track. I had the whole place to myself. Sooooo, if I cheated no-one would know, right. Wrong, my inner child came out kicking and screaming. He wanted to run fast, as fast as he could go. So I pushed and pushed and pushed a few more times.
I finished my intervals for the day. Not the fastest I've been in the past though. Looks like I should be doing more of these to get faster. It did make my inner child happy though. When I get down on myself for speed or abilities, I sometimes remind myself that although I am not the fastest Triathlete in the world. Or even the fastest 42 year old traithlete in the world. I am in better shape than 1/3 of the 42 year olds in the world. And that is a very small number. And not to threaten the elite triathlete's but ---->>>>
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