HIIT Workout & National Running Day

Tuesday afternoon while searching through pinterest I found a really great HIIT (High Intensity Interval Training) workout that I just had to try out. I planned to hit the gym with my bestie to go for quick run on the treadmill and then rest for a bit and start out the HIIT Workout. 

Here is what the workout consists of:

-Warm up

-20 sec burpees

-10 sec rest

-20 sec single leg plank to pike

-10 sec rest

-20 sec burpees

-10 sec rest

-20 sec single leg plank to pike

-10 sec rest

-20 sec bunny hops

-10 sec rest

-20 sec jump squats

-10 sec rest

-20 bunny hops

-10 sec rest

-20 sec jump squats

-1 min dynamic hamstring stretches

Repeat 2x

I used the Everlast interval timer to keep track of  the interval timing. I was using my Nike plus GPS watch with polar heart rate sensor to keep track of where my heart rate ranged for the workout. 

Can you see when I started the workout BIG SPIKE

I was seriously dying after I finished this workout an I only repeated it once. I was cursing, sweating like a pig *OINK*, gagging and worn out. 

This what my first attempt at ever doing a HIIT workout and and as crappy as I felt after I would so do this workout over again. I would love to incorporate HIIT into my training.

Wednesday was National Running Day. I got in a 4 mile run. Right now I have a running streak going. I’m not sure if it’s a good thing or a bad thing? I’m also working on the #June100mile challenge I started on June 1st. I’m EXHAUSTED. This has been a very active and productive start to my June goals and I hope I can keep this going for the month.

-Have you ever done HIIT workouts? How many miles did you get in on National Running Day and what do you RUN for?