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?
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).
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.
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?