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Sprints on a Treadmill

Wednesday, August 04, 2010

My daughter and I went to the gym today where we did a machine that can act like an elliptical or a stair climber (do you know what it's called? I don't!), treadmills, and recumbant bikes.

The biggest part of our workout was on the treadmill. (And, I'd already run 20 minutes this morning!) I usually don't like treadmills, but I tried doing sprints today. (I think that is what I was doing.)

So, I started out walking and then switched to where I would run for 1 minute and then walk for 1.5 minutes. I ran faster for each run. The last 3 (of 6) runs were at a speed of 13.02 minute miles. My usual speed is closer to a 17 minute mile, so this was fast for me!

I really enjoyed it! And, it was challenging. I don't really enjoy doing 'long' runs on a treadmill, so this is a way I can use my treadmill time! emoticon

By the way, my triceps are sore today! My trainer had me do 100 tricep pulls yesterday. Every time I had to stop, he let me take a break, but he'd add 5 pounds to the weight! Yikes! I had to stop 3 times... and it was SO hard! But, it was evidentally a great workout! emoticon
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  • AIMEEM77
    WOW! 100 is a lot of reps! That's amazing! You are doing great!
    4015 days ago
  • 4EVERADONEGIRL
    wow...that is quite the workout! Just make sure you are listening to your body and not pushing for speed too quickly (totally not trying to be a bummer or bring you down...just don't want to see you get injured!!!)

    Way to go on the triceps! Yowza!!! You're gonna have some guns, girl! emoticon
    4015 days ago
  • COVEREDNPRAYING
    This is basically the C25K program, one minute of running with 90 seconds of walking. But that is a fast speed! Way to go!
    4015 days ago
  • LILPAT3
    Keep up the fantastic work! emoticon
    4015 days ago
  • SNARDEESNIFF
    WOW, what a workout. I admire you, Smiley!
    4016 days ago
  • SYLVIE_RUNS22
    Very cool! I did 5 X 1-minute pick-ups today with 2 minutes of easy running inbetween. It was my first try at speedwork and i absolutely loved it!

    It makes me happy to hear that you've taken to running! Keep up the great work!
    4016 days ago
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