Ordinarily I don’t mind over unders, but today Reinstein kicked my arse, which resurrected a question I thought about some time ago, and posted on a TR Podcast one time but the guys never got around to answering.
From what I’ve listen to on the podcasts, and over and under’s so far are one of the hardest workouts. ( it is doing an under after an over that is tough!) if you find that you are taking breaks on later intervals, lower the intensity 5% or so, and complete the workout.
Not sure answer 1 and answer 2 are really much different.
I kind of do a combo. I try to tough it out. If I absolutely am out of it mentally, I will lower it a bit for one interval and then bring it back up. If I still can’t get in the game, I quit the workout, spin it off, and live to fight another day. I’m a huge believer in listening to your body and resting or skipping a workout when you need to. What I don’t want is to get sick and lose multiple days training.
But seriously…timely topic as I just bailed on Palisade after the first interval.
Wasn’t due to it “kicking my butt”, but knee pain…most likely from weight sessions.
As I’m just entering O/Us in the TR plans, I can only fall back on my previous experience with self-created O/U workouts. These were mostly x10min and x20min intervals and I just did as much of each as possible, so #4 is my answer. I didn’t know any better!
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