Monday, June 18, 2007

Interval training - it hurts but it works

This weekend's New York Times had an article on interval training which seems to prove that interval training works.. What a painful reality! (e-mail me if link doesn't work and I'll send you a pdf).

I for one am now determined to turn Uncle Hal's shorter runs into interval sessions. MarathonChris is just bombing ahead and I need to get myself speedier and intervals, it seems, are the answer..


PLANET3RRY said...

Speaking of intervals... and of the last post (ref. Angels and Devils). I had a 4.2 mile (2 Loop) run planned out for Friday. The course is awesome because you get everything on this greenway. It's like 3 different intervals built into one!

Anyway, I total flew through the first mile and "that" voice came in and said "You went WAY to fast, let's call it 1 loop, to avoid any injury".
"True that, we'll finish the loop and call it a night, but we are not going to slack off now"

I ran the first mile in 7:11 which is much faster than my fastest mile split time in the past 2 months of 8:08... so I didn't much convincing that I walked to walk the next day with no soreness!

MarathonChris said...

Great article on interval training - nice to hear the benefits from it!

IrishBlue said...

I use to do a 20 minute interval run on my treadmill when I didn't have time for more. I thought it worked really well and help me develop cardiovascularly.