Last week I blogged a mountain workout that I created but had not done just yet. I was inspired from my most recent hiking adventure to create a workout I could do off the trail and really focus on my endurance, stamina and power. I couldn’t wait to get a chance to try this workout!
INSTRUCTIONS: Intervals are built into this workout. Repeat x5 switchbacks, summit and sprint. Speed is variable to your own abilities. Keep track of your progress by watching the track. (1 lap=400M=.25mi) Push yourself! Try jogging up the hills. Check HR often.
|Distance (M)||Distance (mi)||Incline %|
|Cool Down- Walk and Stretch|
I did this last night and let me tell you it was perfectly difficult and fun at the same time. By the time I was done I was almost sad that it was over but I was exhausted. I ran almost an entire hour nonstop at the best pace I could to complete the work out. I was drenched in sweat and felt super accomplished.
I actually had to recognize that I haven’t ran that hard since last year! I was happy that I lasted. My body was surprisingly adaptable to the inclines. The changing inclines mimicked how I usually feel on a trail. Minus the baby backpack, uneven terrain, brush and water crossings; I have only one focus, my breathing. My cardiovascular system had really responded well to the demand I put on my body. My average heart rate was above 75%, the zone of high intensity. Yes! This is just what I need to keep shedding my postpartum baby weight.
You should try this workout! Share with me how you feel and what your completion time was.