Last night I had to work, so I didn't make it to CrossFit. I DID, however, head into the gym early and did the "Dirty 30" workout below. I didn't go crazy, but still finished in 23 minutes. I missed the camaraderie at my CrossFit box, but was glad I could still squeeze in a good workout.
This morning I took off for 4 miles. I was trying to keep my pace pretty speedy, but my legs just didn't want to move! I kept my cool and just kept trying to get them moving faster. During mile 3 the song Mambo #5 came on my ipod randomly (haven't heard that song in years!) and it was the perfect song to keep up my pace with. I concentrated on just turning my legs over with the beat and started hitting the times I was looking for!
A client at the gym recently brought me the latest issue of Competitor Magazine because he found an article about HIIT for runners that he thought I would enjoy.
Some of the best HIIT Workouts according to the article are tabatas, fartleks and hill repeats, but I think any workout in which you are going all out for a period or periods of time is going to benefit runners. For me, it's definitely scary to decrease mileage in favor of these other workouts, but I now really do believe there is something behind this HIIT movement!