It was a nice morning this Monday morning, cold and brisk, but nice. The sun had just risen as we started out on our hill runs around Bellahouston Park. I ran with Jackie and my other friend, and aimed to do 4.3 miles in Bella park which was to include 4 warm up laps of the track and some reps of 3 hills.
The first set was of the steps. 5 repeats of it (up and down). I got my heart rate up to 174 (92% max) and although it was hard, it felt good.
Then we jogged to the next hill… a doubler which goes up to peak then down back over the other side of the hill, we went across this 5 times. We took this one a bit easier than the first steps, but got into a rhythm after the first one or two reps. The picture is at the end of the last rep.
Run: 4.35M (hills), 48:30, Ave HR: 155 (82%), Max HR: 176 (93%), Calories: 435.
Check out the hills vs my heart rate:
I set it at 45 seconds workout / 15 seconds rest – for 5 sets for each exercise. 5 exercises: Jumping Jacks / Squat Jump / Press Up / V Sit Up / Burpees. 5 mins for each exercise, 25 mins in total.
We were ok for the jumping jacks, and after that we slowly deteriorated but had a laugh and completed all the sets.
We decided that we would be better off with 30/15 work to rest ratio and maybe do more exercises. So maybe 10 exercises, 5 sets of each, 30/15 work/rest. I’ll try that the next time.
Bodyweight Tabatas: 5×5, 45/15, 25 mins, Ave HR: 133 (70%), Max HR: 169 (88%), Calories approx: 250.