OK, I got this Gymboss timer to help me with my interval training. I’ve decided to take up running (sort of). I suck, but I’m enthusiatic.
I’m following a 5k plan that I downloaded from the race for life website. It involves running for increasing amounts of time, in the first instance, interspersed with brisk walking.
I’m not gonna lie, it is HARD work (especially when coupled with an apparently slightly dodgy heart… another story entirely). But this gadget makes it so so much easier.
The timer can either work as a standard stopwatch type timer, or you can program it to do heaps of circuits of varying times and repetitions. The best bit is that it counts down each individual circuit, but also the number of reps too, so at any point (usually when you feel like your legs can’t carry you for another second), you can glance at it and see exactly how many seconds of running and how many reps you have left. Genius. It also beeps VERY LOUDLY at you, should you miss any of the intervals!
Yup, yup, I’m sure there’s an app that will probably do it for free for you, but I don’t like to take my phone out when I’m running, so this handy dude just straps on to my wrist for hands free freedom.
*This is not a sponsored post, I just really really love it!*by