Monday, March 17, 2014

Repeat vs. Interval

I thought I might be using these terms wrong, so I did a little more research and found out what the differences between the 2 are.

Repeat--running same distance and recovering fully between runs.
      Example: 400m/full recovery (could be 1 minute or 5 minutes)

Interval--running for a certain length of time followed by a set "interval" of recovery.  Not allowing for full recovery. The goal is to increase the length of time run at a certain pace.
       Example: 2 minute run/30 seconds recovery

Intervals help your body get used to pushing when you are already tired. Then you can "steadily increase your comfortable running pace." (

25 minutes--AMT--16/18 Interval setting
27 minutes--treadmill
  • 3 miles
  • 3 minutes at 10.0 mph, full recovery
  • 3 minutes at 10.5 mph  TABATA 20 sec. run/10 sec. rest
  • walking and easy running 4.0 mph, 6.5-7.5 mph.

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