Why Interval Training Is a Necessary Element to Mud Run Training
Right now, you might think that the key to training for any running-specific race is to get out there and run, but it’s not! The type of running training that you do is dictated by the race to which you are running. In a mud run, you will have to do more than just continuously run. Think stopping, starting, climbing, jumping, pulling and even wading in water (oh yeah… mud not water!).
Having the ability to control your breathing and find your groove to start running again after scaling a wall or jumping through tires takes skill. Training with intervals – stopping, starting, speeding up and slowing down is a key element that you need to incorporate into your training.
Training for a 5k might seem daunting right now, but here’s a simple workout plan to incorporate into your weekly training. Try doing this (or something like it) in exchange for 2 continuous runs per week. Note: You will want to change these intervals up so that your body doesn’t get used to them. A simple web search for interval running workouts will yield quite a few results.
If this is too much for you, dial it back. If it’s too easy, step it up and increase your pace.
Original Content (April 2014) for the Lozilu.com Blog, provided by Tiffany Staples at tiffanystaples.com and heandsheeatclean.com