ERIC Number: ED085350
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1966
Reference Count: 0
President's Council on Physical Fitness and Sports, Washington, DC.
Regardless of the type of physical activity used, interval training is simply repeated periods of physical stress interspersed with recovery periods during which activity of a reduced intensity is performed. During the recovery periods, the individual usually keeps moving and does not completely recover before the next exercise interval (e.g., running a predetermined distance at a set pace, then jogging another distance at a set pace). The interval training approach offers the possibility of accomplishing a greater amount of work in a shorter period of time and the possibility of programs of unlimited variety and flexibility. To aid physical education instructors in organizing their class time, several programs were developed based upon time for the 600-yard run-walk and the mile run. This paper presents such an approach as an excellent way to initiate an interval training program in a physical education class where time is limited and relatively large numbers of students have to be handled. (Two charts with running times and interval running times are included; there is also a blank interval running recording form.) (Author/JA)
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Authoring Institution: President's Council on Physical Fitness and Sports, Washington, DC.