Don’t you love it when your version of busy means ooooooh I have to rush to get in a sweet little run before I meet some of my favourite people ever for coffee? (Why this photo looks blue, I have no idea).
I sure do love running but there is no way that when my parents are here for a week I want it to cut in to our time together. On the other hand, I definitely have more energy when I run and I want to be able to annihilate Sydney with the parentals the best that I can. Running gives me energy for that.
Enter: HIIT running.
I used to be a HUGE fan of HIIT (anyone heard of bodyrock?) workouts, they definitely give you a whole lot of bang for your buck, but now I usually prefer to incorporate HIIT into my running because of two reasons: 1) I am obsessed with running and 2) Running HIIT intervals doesn’t bunch me up as much as bodyrock did, and I don’t like to be so bunched up now that I do so much yoga. By bunched up I mean that I pretty much can’t move after any time I do bodyrock no matter how regularly I am doing it. That is kindof the beauty of it too though.
Runner’s world says:
Umm, that is awesome.
(Full article HERE).
I definitely find that a proper warm up is needed with HIIT, believe me when I say it does not feel lovely to just jump straight into it. I am also a big fan of doing a “break” in the middle when I work on arms or core with a tiny workout such as this one:
Today’s sesh = ten minute jogging warm up, 5 minutes of thirty seconds sprinting alternated with thirty seconds jogging, 3 minute arm workout, then five minutes of the same HIIT sequence = sweatylicious kiwiyogirunner 🙂
What is your fave time-constrained workout? I would love to give it a try!