Whether or not you’re running in your town’s St.
Patty’s Day race, or actually plan on chasing around mischievous Irish
mischief-makers in search of a pot of gold this weekend, it’s time to
boost up your cardio.
Interval training is a mixture of fast, high-intensity activity and
slower, low intensity recovery times that are sure to get your heart
pumping. It burns tons of calories and has been proven to improve your
endurance even more than just straight out running. Not to mention you
only need half the time as you would if you were just planning on
jogging. And we could all use a little extra time to, I don’t know,
study, hang out with friends, sleep? So bring your watch next time you
go for a run and try out this basic interval workout:
1 minute walk
1 minute hard sprint
2 minute light jog
Repeat 4 times
Don’t be afraid to alter the time to fit your body. As it gets
easier, increase the time of the fast sprint and reduce the time for the
recovery time (walk) for a tougher workout.
BY HANNAH HICKLEN ON 3/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
POSTED IN running, running workout, st. patrick's day