“But those who trust in the Lord will find new strength. They will soar high on wings like eagles. They will run and not grow weary. They will walk and not faint.” – Isaiah 40:31.

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

HIIT me with your best shot!

High Intensity Interval Training =O.U.C.H.

Last night I tried something new.  I've been looking for new ways to step up my training and I came across this article A HIIT Workout Routine .  The article explains the difference in fat burning during a HIIT session and fat burning during a steady state run and then suggests a workout that incorporates both.  Read the article....it's very interesting.
Last night I did the workout suggested in the article HERE.
10 minutes of HIIT, 25 minutes of steady state, and another 10 minutes of lower intensity HIIT
I was spent at the end of the 25 min steady state and really had to push to finish the 10 min of lower intensity HIIT.  
 I'm going to add two HIIT sessions a week into my regular training and see what the results are.  From what I have read, it sure can't hurt.

A big thank you to Monica, from Brunette on a Mission.  She awarded me this little gem:

There are a few things that go along with this, so here are my responsibilities (and yours if I give it to you):
 ~Make a post about it and link back to the gracious giver.
 ~Share 7 things about yourself.
~Pass it on to 3(it actually said 15 but I'm changing the rules) other Stylish bloggers that you recently discovered
 Here are the 7 wonders of me....
1. I live my life by a never-ending series of goals and to-do lists. When I’m not on a schedule I don’t know what to do with myself....I'm sure that wasn't a real shocker to most of you...;)

2. I have my grandmothers’ hands; my brother's affectionately refer to me as "banana hands". When I was a teenager I hated them and wished I had delicate feminine hands. Now I love them and think of my grandma when I look at them.

3. I laugh when I’m nervous, sometimes really loudly and at inappropriate times.

4. I think that my kids are the kindest, smartest, best looking, most loving, kids I’ve ever met! I thank God everyday for blessing me as their mother.

5. I have had the same best friend for 21years. Her name is Gina and she moved in across the street from me
in 6th grade. She was raised by her dad, I was raised by my mom.  In 21 years we have never argued.

6. I don’t like red meat, and I refuse to eat meat if it has bones in it. It grosses me out!

7. I was a mischievous kid. When I was 6 I got caught trying to break into a neighbors house with a screwdriver...who knows why...apparently total lack of parental supervision....that neighbor later ended up marrying my mom. 

Here are the 3 stylish bloggers that I have recently discovered:
1. Katie at How We Roll: Katie's Blog About Marathoning and Mothering
2. Grace at Grace, It's Amazing
3. H Love at Keep on Keeping on  (I didn't just recently discover this one....but it rocks!)

Grace and peace,


misszippy said...

On the HIIT theory--all sound advice. But if you're training for something specific, this approach isn't the best way to get there. My two cents!

Thanks for sharing your seven things. I can totally relate to the nervous laughter issue!

gmontalvo13 said...

thanks for the award! i'll have to think about this one! :)

i can't help that i left at inappropriate times...and cry too! i think it's awesome you've had the same bff for 21 years! amazing!

April said...

Your two cents is ALWAYS appreciated! Right now my first goal is to get my race weight down, and I'm hoping HIIT will help with that.
I am always open to suggestions too!:)

Emz said...




RockStarTri said...

There are times when it seems that every workout I have scheduled is HIIT. Painful, yes if done right, but very effective.

Tricia said...

great job on the HIIT

ajh said...

Love number 5!

Lisa said...

i never even knew that one COULD break into a house with a screwdriver... ;-)

Julie said...

Hi April,
I like that you are looking at something new for training! Hopefully HIIT will work well for you:)

Thanks for sharing a little more about yourself...I love posts like these! Number seven totally made me laugh....maybe it was a sign:)

Take care and hugs!

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