I call it 'workout from hell' because it encompasses three fiendish elements:
- Multiple hill repeats on a couple of local roads with steep inclines to both start and finish
- Stair repeats with Plank routines in the middle
- Track repeats to build all-out speed
It's only a little over 11 km in total distance but I push my heart rate up and down like a yo-yo and my legs feel like well cooked spagetti at the end. But does it ever feel great!
For those of you interested in these factoids, you'll notice the change in my pace at the 41 minute mark where I'm doing the stair repeats and Planking and again around the 1 hour mark where I'm doing the speedwork at the local highschool track. I don't have a heart rate monitor but take my word for it that I'm pumping pretty good.
It's pretty rewarding once I've finished this workout. During the hills, stairs and on the track not so much. I've invented some new swear words...I'll share those in Negril when a number of us meet up for Reggae Marathon.
Until next time...