When in a tapering or active rest phase, you do not want to drop your intensity in training, just your volume. You must still push yourself to a similar level as you intend to race.
For today’s High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT), we will be decreasing the number of rounds that we perform, but we do not want to decrease our rest interval. This will continue to stress our aerobic threshold, but it will not tap into the cardio reserves that you are building up for race day.
For everyone who is planning to run this weekend, today will be your final chance to work repetition-based obstacles. At the Spartan Race Stadium Series, these include the slam ball (15lb for women, 25lb for men), box jumps, and weighted jump rope. Challenge yourself with a circuit including these three exercises. This little refresher will pay out greatly on the stadium series course.
5 Minute Jog
- 30 Seconds of Sprints* (8-9 RPE)
- 15 Seconds of Rest (0-2 RPE)
2 Minute Jog
*Sprints is a relative term for max cardio of your choosing
Pull out your favorite Acumobility SPARTAN Ball or Acumobility SPARTAN Eclipse Roller. Spend anywhere from 30 seconds to 3 minutes on each muscle, depending on tightness. Depending on what form of HIIT you did, your muscle tightness may vary. Use soreness and body aches as a guide to find the right muscle groups to release.
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