This morning I did a 30-minute interval workout on the treadmill and was one heck of a sweaty mess by the time I was done.
For 20 minutes, I alternated running at a 9.0 pace for 20 seconds with walking at a 4.0 pace for 40 seconds. Let me just tell you that those walking breaks go by quickly!
At the conclusion of my workout, I couldn’t help but feel like I got a better workout doing 20 minutes of interval training than I would have if I ran five miles. When I run, I get into an almost zen-like state and just sort of go, only challenging myself toward the end of the run. During the 20 minutes of intervals this morning, I challenged myself for 20 minutes straight!
Since I really wanted to flip through one of my bridal magazines, I finished my workout with an easy 20 minutes on the elliptical.
Thank you again to Lindsay for sending me several Glo Bars and packets of Barney Butter. They both made a delicious appearance in my breakfast today!
Of course I didn’t let any Barney Butter go to waste…
Along with my nutty nectarine bowl, I also enjoyed a banana.
Git in mah belly!
Question of the Morning
- Do you prefer a short, intense workout or a longer, less intense workout?