Though my family isn’t sending out any Christmas cards this year, Hannah and I decided to take some festive pictures Sunday morning. . .
We would have done a picture with each of the pets (dorks?) but we had to leave for church. I was sitting in church and noticed I had cat and dog fur all over myself and I laughed because it was fun to take goofy pictures.
Want to hear something crazy? My last 5 runs have been on a treadmill… by choice. I’m not sure why, but I have been loving the dreadmill lately.
I even managed to do a long run (11 miles) on the dread on Friday last week. Strange.
Since it is getting cold outside, I thought I would share some treadmill workouts that I like. I usually do treadmill runs to music. It makes the time pass faster.
Workout #1: Intervals- Warm up for 5-10 minutes at a comfortable pace. Run 1 minute at your 5k pace (or faster if you choose!) and then 1 minute and 30 seconds at half marathon pace. Repeat for 20 minutes and then warm down for 5-10 minutes.
Workout #2: Fartlek- This is the perfect workout to do to music. Fartlek means “speed play” in Swedish and that is just what you do. Play with your speed (and incline) throughout the run. If a fast/upbeat song comes on, run as fast as you can during the chorus. If a slow song comes on, I put the incline to 5%.
Workout #3: Hills- Complete an easy 10 minute warm up. Set the speed to your half marathon pace and raise the incline each half mile until you reach 45 minutes. (Or however long you want to run for.) Warm down for 10 minutes on 0% incline-yay!
Workout #4: Long run- Fill your iPod with music, grab a magazine, get a treadmill with a TV, bring snacks + water, and run slow and long. Try not to lose your sanity ;). Also, try you keep your stride similar to running outdoors so you don’t injure yourself.
Sometime in the future I’ll post some p90x workouts for all of my weightlifting buddies (if anyone is interested!).
Hope everyone has a great day!