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    please someone tell me it gets easier or will I experience hell-on-earth each time I run a Tabata interval? Oh my...it's been 4 hours since I ran for 4 minutes (20 sec sprint with 10 sec rest X 8) and my lungs still hurt/burn. I did a 5 min warm up walk and a cool down...


    I've done farklet running before, but this was a new kind of experience.


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    Both. It'll get a little easier, but you'll be able to work harder and run yourself right back to hell.


    I love how, for almost an hour afterwards, even walking up a normal flight of stairs gets my pulse and respiration up.


    I don't experience the lung-burning, though. I suspect it will disappear as you get fitter, but will be interested in what others have to say.

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    My reaction is more "Dear god I hope I don't toss my cookies!"


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    anna,


    Sounds pretty much typical for me. I've pretty much stopped actually puking, though :-D


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    It takes time to recover


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    so I'm assuming you timed your sprints? did you have somebody yelling out "stop! go!"?? I'm planning on enlisting my girlfriend's help in this, just having her tell me when to stop sprinting... I don't think I can do 8 of them. 20 seconds is a long time, do you have any idea how much ground you covered in each sprint?

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    Tabata intervals are pretty much supposed to be soul-crushing.


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    I lay on the couch with my chest heaving. I usually can't even drink water for a couple hours. It never seemed to improve for me.


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    As someone famous wrote about bicycle racing, "it doesn't get easier, you just go faster." True if you continue to do them correctly, all out 100%.

    You should recover faster after it's over though.


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    Ok I will bite: what's a tabata interval?


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