My kind of interval training! (Day 18)

Posted: January 18, 2011 in Janathon, running

Listening to one of my favourite running podcasts… ok, the only running podcast I listen to – MarathonTalk – I thought that I ought to introduce some interval training into my running.

The basic principle being to run faster than you normally would for a defined, short period… allow some recovery time and a quick choc-ice…  

complete with that fine layer of frost on the edge of the chocolate

…before doing the whole thing again. Repeat until knackered, or three times whichever comes first.

This may not be exactly how it was presented on the podcast but it’s how i remember it and I feel it may be useful to my readership.

Today’s run: 2 miles

Chocolates = zero (get in there! Not even a choc-ice really,, we didn’t have any… but I would have!)
Press ups = zero (done something ?serious to my stomach muscles playing tennis yesterday, thought wise to rest it – can still run as badly as I did before though)
Weight = 96.1 (at last, moving in the right direction again)

Just for nostalgia, the last film I went to see at the cinema where there was actually an interval was ‘Titanic’ at the Alexandra Theatre in Newton Abbot approximately 80 years ago.   Has anyone experienced overpriced choc-ices more recently than that?

  1. Jenks says:

    I’ve not tried MarathonTalk podcasts. Weight drop is looking good. I’ve seen overpriced ice creams at West End shows – does that count?

    • Well. It counts in the over-priced stakes but I wondered specifically if any cinemas still did intervals really… And not just one after the trailers either. I mean a proper, full-on, time to go for a wee and take a mortgage out to buy an ice-cream, middle of the film sort of interval.

  2. shazruns says:

    Aaah choc ices, as a kid never managed eating them without leaving all the choc in the paper wrapper and then would have to turn that inside out so could eat every morsel, a dim and distant memory

  3. kathryn says:

    I have not had a choc ice for years, not since I left the UK I think, and that’s well over 20 years ago. And yet reading your blog post I now have a hankering for one. The power of suggestion . . .

  4. nicky192 says:

    Mmmmmm choc ice. mmmmmmmmmmmmmm

  5. christine says:

    i like picking up tips from fellow janathoners! this i like! 🙂

  6. Jogalog says:

    Why don’t I have any choc ices in the freezer? But I do have chocolate. mmm. I’m sure that helps with training too.

  7. vivplods says:

    I think Tony used Twixes! Choc ices are the business though. And now I really want one and haven’t got any!

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