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Interval Training

S: 12st12lb C: 12st1lb G: 8st5lb BMI: 33 Loss: 0st11lb(6.11%)
#1
hi all,

my personal trainer has got me doing interval training, where i run for 2 mins and walk for 2 mins alternating for a set amount of time.

so far ive only managed 10 mins of it in my cardio circuit as im knackered when i get to the tredmill cause of xtrainer!

anyone else do this type of exercise? its great for me as im astmatic to take the pressure off as i get a break every 2 mins.. :D
 
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Channy35

Wants to do this!
#2
i train like this too and really feel the benefits because as you progress you'll be able to run for longer so 3min run & 2 walk. It works!
 

Aoife

Silver Member
S: 15st0lb C: 12st11.5lb G: 11st0lb BMI: 31.8 Loss: 2st2.5lb(14.52%)
#3
I've been doing this sort of training for the last 8 weeks. I am following the Running Made Easy programme for the beginner where eventually I'll be able to run 5 k without stopping. I'm on week 8 now and run 3 mins/ walk 2mins for 35mins. I could run further and far longer, but the last year I suffered from shin splints which were very painful and set me back to square one again with running. So I'm holding myself back to the programme for now. It's a great way to build up your running time with a reduced risk of injury. Good luck. The weeks do fly by and you'll be running for longer in no time at all.
 


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