- November totals 41.5 miles with an average pace of 13'02" and a total of 16011 Nike Fuel.
In an effort to manage the milage necessary to complete my year end goal of 500 miles, and knowing I'm not capable (at this point in time) of jogging 5+ miles at a time, I've implemented this alternative. The benefits are great.
Muscle soreness has been an issue for me lately. I'm not sure if it's residual aches and pains from the virus I've battled or simply due to getting back into the workout routine of old. Regardless, I did some research and reading about "interval-training." What I found, and I'm now a testament to it, is that this type of training can elimininate sore muscles.
Yesterday, I implemented "interval-training" for the last 3+ miles of my 5.46 mile workout. Here's what I did. The first 2.25 miles I jogged as I typically do every morning. Then I briskly walked one residential block followed by a comfortably fast-paced jog for the next. I continued this alternating structure for the remainder of the work out. Here's what my brief research and my living testimony tell me about implementing this type of workout.
- Muscle soreness remarkably reduced.
- Workout boredom nullified.
- Increased caloric burn.
- Managed to double workout mileage.
- Ability to take the beauty of surroundings.
This "interval-training" workout that spanned 5.46 miles took me 1:13:07 minutes to complete; it burned 884 calories and accumulated 2015 Nike Fuel points. Let me put this into a comparative perspective. In August I jogged 3.53 miles (no stopping) with a pace of 11'04" and burned 639 calories with an accumulation of 1468 Nike Fuel points. This is remarkable. Interval-training can produce near the same results with half the stress on the body and allows your body the ability recover itself.
Mayo Clinic. Healthy Living and Fitness Website.