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in: Spokauskaite; Spokauskaite > 2016-02-18

Feb 19, 2016 3:01 AM # 
Intervals. I wander, who gave you the idea? 3 x 1000 is plenty of intervals at this time, your times are a little bit faster than it shell be: my guess, closer to 4 minutes flat. How long was the rest between interval ( in minutes +/-)?
Feb 19, 2016 10:13 AM # 
6:24 and 5:44. What it should be? I was tired :D
Feb 19, 2016 5:38 PM # 

The goal of VO2 max training is to keep the heart rate above 95% for as long as possible; this is best achieved by keeping the rest interval relatively short. I find intervals of 3-4 minutes with 2 minutes rest common. Shorter intervals - like 400m or 600m - might have 60-90s of rest.

Something I routinely struggle with is the idea that you want to run the intervals as slowly as possible while still achieving the desired intensity. For example, getting up to 100% HR Max with a 3:30 km is less desirable than achieving 97% HR Max with a 3:45 km because you can run more 3:45 km intervals. The numbers are made up, but you shouldn't run as fast as you possibly can.

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