Good evening!! I feel so invigorated after my speedwork session on the treadmill. Speedwork is the BEST Monday exercise — its short and effective!
I did 8 sets of 400 meter sprints with rests in between. Here’s my exact workout:
- Warm-up: 6 mph
- Sprint #1: 7.5 mph (8-minute mile) for 2 minutes
- Rest #1: 6.5 mph for 1 minute
- Repeat Sprint/Rest Intervals 6 more times
- Sprint #8: 8.0 mph (7:30-minute mile) for 2 minutes
- Cool down!
I am hyperfocused on the treadmill while doing speedwork. I stare straight ahead, focusing only on my breathing and physical motions. My iPod provides a strong beat to pace to, and I barely even blink during the sprints.
Speedwork is more than just training my legs to move quickly — its training my mind to adjust to the pace, my heart to beat faster, my breathing to be steady in the face of a relentless assault. I LOVE SPEEDWORK!
Here are my statistics:
- Duration: 27 minutes (3.1 miles)
- Average Heart Rate: 175 bpm
- Maximum Heart Rate: 205 bpm
- Calories Burned: 278
After my speedwork, I headed over to the weight room to do some arm exercises and ran into a "gym buddy." Do you have any gym buddies? You know, girls who you see at the gym on a regular basis and always talk, but you just can’t make the transition to real friends…. Well, me and my gym buddy chatted for a while and then Future Husband called me over to leave. I was walking to the car when I thought — I’m never going to transition to real friends with this girl if I don’t take the step! So, I ran back in, gave her my number, and invited her to hang out this weekend.
It’s a leap of friendship faith, but I hope it works out! :) When you’re an "adult," its so much harder to make friends.
For dinner, we made ground turkey burritos. We used this recipe but replaced the fish with turkey.
The burritos also contained red pepper, bella mushrooms, taco seasoning, and salsa.
We used these delish 100-calorie wraps…. no trans fat!
And on the side, I had a small spinach salad with alfalfa sprouts, cucumber, and tomato.
While dinner cooked, I snacked on some pickles. 🙂 Not the ideal post-workout snack, but its what I was craving!
My mid-afternoon snacks consisted of two slices of WW bread and Laughing Cow.
And two small plums.
And somehow… three mini reese’s cups snuck in my mouth around 3 PM. 🙂
Time to snuggle with Future Husband and watch TV!
Have you ever transitioned a gym friend to a real life friend? I think it would be a great way to meet people, because you already know we have 1 thing in common…. fitness!