It's Wednesday already! Goodness. Have any of you put in your interval workout yet? I did a fun speed one yesterday, and will probably do my hills this weekend.
It has been super rainy/snowy here since Monday. But tomorrow the forecast says upper 50’s! Woo hoo!
As promised on Monday I told you I would post the workout I did on Saturday, just to give you an idea of an interval workout. I have lots, so I'm considering making a page of them for people to use. How does that sound?
7 to 10 Workout
Each interval is in bold, and each set increases by a minute (from 7 to 10…get it?) The first section of the interval should be a pretty easy pace, the second about regular pace, and the third you should push yourself. Then, if you’re feeling really good, make each interval a little harder while adding the minute! For the last interval, the 10 minute one, I start at a slower pace and increase .1 with each minute. Of course, you should listen to your body and do the speeds you think you should. This is just how I did mine!
|0 – 3 minutes||4.0||6|
|3 – 5 minutes||6.5||1|
|5 – 8 minutes||6.7||1|
|8 – 10 minutes||7.0||1|
|10 – 12 minutes||4.0||6|
|14 – 17 minutes||6.8||1|
|17 – 20 minutes||7.1||1|
|20 – 21 minutes||4.0||6|
|24 – 27 minutes||6.9||1|
|27 – 30 minutes||7.2||1|
|30 – 31 minutes||4.0||6|
|31- 41 minutes||6.5 – 7.4||1|
|41 – 45 minutes||4.0||1|
I hope that makes sense. I liked it quite a bit!
As a side note, here is a cool music video that talks about loving your body the way you are! We all would like to make changes, but it is important to love the body we have been given and embrace it. We are bombarded with so many false images of how women “should” look that we often forget what normal is. So check it out!
~What do you love about your body?
*I love that I have a body that can exercise and be pushed and build muscle. It’s pretty amazing!
~Do you prefer hills or sprints?
*I like both at different times. They both work different muscles and give different workouts…and it always feels good when you finish!