Wednesday morning’s workout was a rough one.
To help accelerate a weight-loss phase as part of my newest training cycle, Coach Matt prescribed some tough High-Intensity Interval Training (HIIT).
On the treadmill.
On an incline.
I set my alarm for 5:15am and planned to eat right away – giving my body just over an hour to wake up before the tough workout.
After a 10min warmup jog and some dynamic stretching, the workout called for:
7x(1min hard + 2min easy) at a 10% incline grade.
The hard parts were at 8.7mph – just under a 7min/mile pace.
It did not go well.
I lasted 45-55 seconds per hard interval and only made it through five before calling it quits due to fatigue and pain. I came closer to leaning over a trash can than I have in quite some time.
My head just wasn’t in it – neither was my body.
It’s probably good that I stopped – sometimes you have to keep yourself in check when you don’t ‘have it’ to prevent injury.
Ugh. Next time.