Are you ready for this?
Yes, the fast sprints at 10.0 are back! But here’s the thing… I only ran at 10.0 for 30 seconds, but the short recovery time of only 30 seconds before I was running again at 8.0 is what made the workout so tough.
By the third 10.0 interval, my face was dripping sweat and I was huffin’ and puffin’. Definitely challenging!
Some of you have asked how I change the speeds during my treadmill workouts when the workouts call for constant speed changes to tackle super-fast intervals.
Unfortunately every treadmill I’ve used doesn’t allow you to pre-program workouts (someone needs to get on that!), so I change them manually and usually type in the new speed five seconds before the interval starts.
So, for the workout above, if I’m going to run at 10.0 on minute 11, I’ll change the treadmill to 10.0 at minute 10:55 to give it five seconds to adjust so I’ll be running fast by the time minute 11 hits. Hopefully that makes sense!
For my fellow treadmill runners, do you do anything different?
After my treadmill workout and a brief core circuit, it was time for breakfast!
I made my favorite breakfast sandwich and topped a toasted whole wheat English muffin with strawberry jelly, a slice of muenster cheese and two fried eggs.
Served with a sliced apple on the side!
Time to get working! Today’s assignment has me writing about healthy snacks to take on a picnic or a summertime hike. 600 – 800 words, here I come!