Tag Archives: treadmill workouts

Run the Plank

6 Mar

This is how I get through a treadmill run when I want to do anything but run on the treadmill. I mean, sometimes you’ve gotta do what you’ve gotta do, am I right? And this one’s a no brainer. Jump on the treadmill, run for 10 minutes, jump off and plank for the prescribed amount of time (15 seconds, then 30, then 45 … on up to 90 full seconds). Then jump on the treadmill again and finish the next 10 minute segment.  I leave my treadmill running while I plank so there’s no awkward waiting while the treadmill comes up to speed. (Of course, make sure there are no children or pets around while doing this and be careful getting on and off a moving treadmill!!). Just like the graphic says, this is a workout for time, not distance. The idea is to build strength and endurance–and bust up boredom on the treadmill. Set your pace, adopt your best pirate accent and … Run the Plank, Matey!

Runtheplank

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Snow Day!

12 Jan

Have you run your mile today?

A major snow storm in my area has pretty much shut everything down. The kids enjoyed their first-ever snow day. Me? Not so much. I’m a warm-weather fitness kind of gal.

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And for a runner, a snow day means time on the treadmill.

So today I’m spicing up that go-nowhere routine with this interval run:

Treadmill Intervals

Then we’re off to a cheerleading competition for the rest of the day (more on that in another post).

Are you still keeping a food journal? If you are, good for you. I know you’re having some eye-opening moments as you become aware of what and when you feed yourself.

If you haven’t been journalling, it’s never too late to start. Just do it today; keep track of your food intake for one day. You will learn so much about your relationship with food. I promise, it will be worth it.