I managed to complete my first ever Over Under interval session this morning (Carpathian Park +2 on Sweet Spot volume 2).
Up until this morning (On Sweet Spot volume 1) I’ve always stopped at least 2-3x on the Over Unders.
I train at 6am so never feel overly fired up but getting through this morning was as much mental as it was physical. That got me wondering what ‘tactics’ other people use when their training gets hard…as in If want to stop now’ hard.
My technique is to not have any music for the first 3 intervals meaning I have to listen to the voice in my head. My ‘treat’ for the last interval is to play music that may distract my mind for when it gets really tough. This technique allows me to improve my self talk and remind myself why I’m training…plus there’s the little bonus of getting music soon if I can just hold on.
What is everyone else’s ways of getting them through?