Today I did 20 minutes of HIIT by the beach jogging path, right after I got back to the apartment after work. It was a relatively warm day today here in Adelaide, 25°C, and I got pretty sweaty on my run as you can see on my pics below.
When I run, I use my wristwatch to mark the intervals by setting the stopwatch to beep every 10 seconds (or some other value depending on the protocol), and today, it was 30 seconds run, 20 seconds walk. It’s nice to mark the intervals by beeps as it gets me into a nice routine. I know that two beeps after I start walking, I have to run and push, and then three beeps after that, I can relax. It’s similar to having a workout plan for the week; it gets you a nice rhythm of training day, rest day, training day, rest day, so you know when to push and when to relax. And as with any plan, you know that you’ll get to the destination as long as you keep at it and check often to see if you’re moving in the right direction.
I also tried to change my running style a bit to be gentler on my legs (which get hammered by squats three times a week), and I think I did something right about that today.
Nutrition was good, back down to maintenance level as it’s a not a weight training day.
I’m going to bed earlier than usual to catch up on sleep and let my muscles grow!
Eat clean, train hard, and expect success!
P.S. Both Brian’s and Jake’s blogs have disappeared! I hope they both are continuing to work on their fitness goals and drop by on our blogs (or the forthcoming Shreddersphere 2.0) to let us know how they’re doing.