Interval 0.2 Workout

I think my chest exploded in the gym today. One of Ryan’s past treadmill workouts loosely inspired me to complete what I’ll call an “increasing interval 0.2 workout.”

The breakdown:

Minutes Incline Speed
0-5 8.0 4.0
5-10 1.0 6.5
10-14 8.0 4.0
14-15 1.0 4.0
15-16 1.0 8.0
16-17 1.0 4.5
17-18 1.0 8.2
18-19 1.0 4.5
19-20 1.0 8.4
20-21 1.0 4.5
21-22 1.0 8.6
22-23 1.0 4.5
23-24 1.0 8.8
24-25 1.0 4.5
25-26 1.0 9.0
26-27 1.0 4.0
27-28 1.0 9.2
28-29 1.0 4.0
29-30 1.0 9.4
30-31 1.0 4.0
31-32 1.0 9.6
32-33 1.0 4.0
33-34 1.0 9.8
34-35 1.0 4.0
35-36 1.0 10.0
36-40 1.0 4.0

From minutes 15 to 36, I alternated a minute of fast walking with a minute of running, increasing the running pace by 0.2 each time until I reached a 10.0 pace.

The stats:

interval workout stats

The workout was no joke. I honestly haven’t kicked my own butt like this in the gym in quite a while. A good butt-kicking was needed to rejuvenate my workouts a bit and I felt like a bit of a baller when I hopped off the treadmill looking like a hot mess.

After my time on the treadmill, I still had a bit of time to kill before Ryan was done with his workout, so I completed 10 minutes of super-light cardio on the elliptical while reading SELF magazine.


After the gym, Sadie got her usual morning walk before it was breakfast time. Since my hair basically looked brunette from all the sweat from my morning workout, I knew my body could use a cool and refreshing breakfast. I looked to my beloved Vitamix to blend me up somethin’ nutrient-dense and COLD.

camelbak groove 008

  • 1 1/2 c. almond milk
  • 1 scoop chocolate protein powder
  • 1 1/ tbsp. cocoa powder
  • 1 c. frozen strawberries
  • 1 tbsp. peanut butter
  • 1 pinch xanthan gum (for thickening)
  • 1 handful fresh spinach

camelbak groove 010

A great combination!

CamelBak Giveaway

And now it’s time for a giveaway! I’m pretty darn excited about this giveaway because there will be seven winners. Yahoo!

About a month ago, I was contacted by CamelBak to see if I was interested in trying out their new Groove water bottle, a water bottle that filters water as you sip.


Ryan and I have a Brita water filter pitcher in our fridge, but it’s a big pain to fill it up and pour into water bottles (I’ve spilled a good 10,000 times), so I was very intrigued with the Groove since a built-in filter meant I could fill up my water bottle right from the sink.

One thing I didn’t realize when I first read about the Groove was that the bottle allows you to sip from it without tipping it up. The filter is almost like a straw, and not having to tip the water bottle back to drink made it fantastic for use during workouts, particularly my interval workouts on the treadmill.

Needless to say, the Groove has become my go-to water bottle for all of my workouts. Plus, the tip folds back and doesn’t leak, so it’s been great for carrying along with me for day-to-day use as well.

Let’s get you one of these babies, shall we? 

CamelBak will be giving seven PBF readers their very own Groove! To enter this giveaway, simply comment on this post, telling me about your favorite way to enjoy water (with/without ice, sparkling, flavored, etc.).

For an extra entry in this giveaway, you may tweet some version of the following:

  • Just entered @PBFingers giveaway to win the new Groove from @CamelBakProduct! I’m gonna be so hydrated!

Be sure to comment back, telling me you tweeted to get your extra entry!

I will randomly select seven winners tomorrow afternoon. Good luck you water-drinkin’ machines!


  1. Megan Mahoney says

    I love my water with a little lime squeezed in. And I love my bottle always full – I’m constantly running to the kitchen to fill it up!


  2. Stephanie says

    I actually used to HATE water when I was younger. Maybe it was that I was used to sugary drinks, I dont know. But water just didn’t do it for me. However, I have since come to absolutely love it, especially cold/with ice. In restuarants I particularly like it with lemon, but I’m too lazy to do that in my own home!


  3. Katie says

    I love my water mixed with some rasberry lemonade and crushed ice!! Not too much lemonade but enough and get the sweetness~


  4. Michelle says

    I love to add a little bit of crystal light to my water! I know it is weird, but I actually like my water at room temp for some reason. I think I just have super sensitive teeth, so I just love it that way!


  5. Melissa says

    i love a big ‘ole glass of water with lots of ice – straight from the tap is fine by me.

    ps – i tweeted for my extra entry! mama needs that water bottle


  6. Lauren says

    omg that’s an intense treadmill routine! the fastest i ever go on the treadmill is 8.0 pace. anything faster and i’m paranoid i’ll trip over my own feet! hahaha



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