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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
    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
    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
    Keep up the fantastic work! emoticon
    4015 days ago
    WOW, what a workout. I admire you, Smiley!
    4016 days ago
    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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