The one with how I handle HIIT

HIIT running is a key part of my current workout situation and it is the BEST for making any other type of running feel way easier. Anything is better than 30 seconds of sprinting + 30 seconds of jogging for 15 minutes am I right?

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The number one major way I get through the pain and suffering that is HIIT as we know it today:

I break it into three sections. Not two. Not five (OMG FIVE I would die).

Three.

Its the magic number guys and here’s why:

My attention span can focus on three things reasonably well 😉 and by the time I have finished the first section, I am basically halfway through. Not being able to do maths is weirdly helpful here. The first section = ooh I have heaps of energy I’m gonna crush this workout and push really hard. The second section = ouchie that hurt but just one more after this!! The third section = I’m dying but its the LAST section I’m almost there!!!

Mind-trickery at its finest. Aka the only way to convince myself that sprints are a do-able thing.

And when all else fails, the visualisation of breakfast is helpful.

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What do you do for HIIT? – I do running or some cardio-based prancing around the house situation when it is raining.

How do you mentally get yourself through hard workouts? 

 

About kiwiyogirunner

I'm a kiwi girl travelling the world and staying grounded through yoga and running! Come hang out and be besties with me while I attempt to navigate my crazy life :) For more details check out my About page!
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2 Responses to The one with how I handle HIIT

  1. Haha I love your reasoning for breaking your HIIT workouts into three parts. It actually does make total sense! I think I’m going to start using that technique with longer run workouts, too 🙂

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  2. Absolutely!! I actually think long runs can be harder in some ways mentally because you have a longer time to trick your brain into doing it! 🙂

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